State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) has announced that he will be stepping down from his seat in the Illinois House of Representatives early so he can take a job in the private sector.Hays, who has served in the General Assembly since December of 2010, said he will leave his post in late August or early September, to become the Executive Director of Crosspoint Human Services in Danville.
Prior to taking his seat in in the Illinois House, Hays served as the Vice President of Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, as the administrator for the Family Medical Center in Paris, and as the Director of Planning & Development at the Danville Polyclinic. Hays also served as the Mayor of his hometown of Catlin for two terms and as a member of the Board of Directors for many community based organizations.
His resignation will go into effect Sept. 7. An interim representative will be selected to serve the 104th District before the November election. There is one veto session that Hays’ replacement will serve in.
He will replace Tom Pollock at Crosspoint who is retiring. Pollock has been the executive director for more than two decades. Crosspoint offers health services for people with developmental disabilities, mental health illnesses and those in domestic violence situations.
Hays had earlier announced he was not seeking re-election. Democrat Cynthia Cunningham and Republican Mike Marron will appear on the November ballot to represent the 104th District.