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Representative Chad Hays (R) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
104th District
Assistant Republican Leader

Photograph of Representative  Chad Hays (R)

Springfield Office:
220-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4811
District Office:
7 E. Fairchild Street
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-0104
(217) 477-0102 FAX
Years served: December 2010 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Human Services; Public Safety: Police & Fire Commit; Higher Education (Republican Spokesperson); Transportation, Regulation, Roads; Health Care Availability Access (Republican Spokesperson); Small Business Empowerment & Workfo; Housing; Higher Ed Special Issues Sub.

Biography: Chad Hays is a Vermilion County native. He graduated from Catlin High School (1981), Danville Area Community College (1983) and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1986). Hays served as Mayor of Catlin for two terms. He chaired the Vermilion County Mayor's Council and was a member of the Board of Directors for many community based organizations including Danville Area Economic Development Corporation (Vermilion Advantage), Danville Rotary Club, and the Vermilion Area Community Health Center. Representative Hays and his wife Ruth reside in Catlin. They have three children and one grandchild. To email Representative Hays, please visit the contact form on his website at

Associated Senator(s): Scott M Bennett