State Rep. Chad Hays Running for Re-Election
State Representative Chad Hays is running for re-election in the 104th House District.
The Catlin Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a stop at the Champaign County Farm Bureau. He said he will continue pushing for improved funding for the state's colleges and universities, and more incentives to keep businesses in Illinois
"We're a little bit outnumbered north of I-80, and those that we send to Springfield have to have a passion and a conviction for standing up for east central Illinois," Hays told a crowd. "I believe I have that passion and conviction."
Hays was elected to the Illinois House last year, replacing long-time Republican state legislator, Bill Black, who retired after nearly 25 years in office.
Hays previously served as vice-president of development for Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, and two terms as mayor of Catlin in the 1990s.
New lines for legislative districts show the 104th district now includes Savoy, southwest Champaign County, and Vermilion County. No other candidates have jumped into that race.
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