ILLINOIS (WCIA) — A state politician is taking a step back. State Representative Chad Hays (R) is resigning in a few months. He serves the 104th District which covers Vermilion and Champaign counties.
He was already planning on not running for re-election. He’s now stepping down early to take a new job in the private sector.
Last year, he announced he would not run for re-election because of current political gridlock.
At the time he said, “The current dislike and distrust between the governor and the speaker has paralyzed government in Illinois.”
The Republican has served in the General Assembly since December 2010. He’s been the assistant minority leader since 2013.
Hays is just another face in a growing list of state representatives who are getting out of Springfield.
More than 20 Representatives are either not running for re-election or have resigned. Nearly ten state Senators have made the same decision.
Hays says he’s decided the timing is right to return to the private sector where his background in healthcare administration can be put to good use.