The Citizens for Chad Hays campaign is proud to receive the following endorsements from these individuals, elected officials and organizations:
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
The Illinois Chamber is the state’s oldest, largest broad-based business advocacy group. The mission of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce is to aggressively advocate the interests of business to promote prosperity and opportunity for the citizens of Illinois.
100% voting record.
Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance – Alliance PAC
The Illinois Association of School Boards is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the public schools through local citizen control. The mission of the Illinois Association of School Boards is excellence in local school governance and support of public education.
National Federation of Independent Businesses – Illinois (NFIB-Illinois)
The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.
2012 Guardian of Small Business Award – NFIB-IL
McLean County Chamber of Commerce
The McLean County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) is organized to support candidates, committees, and issues at the local and/or state level that support a healthy economy, favorable business climate, high quality of life and progressive future for McLean County.
Illinois Farm Bureau
The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is a nonprofit U.S. organization controlled by farmers who join IFB through one of the 96 county farm bureaus in Illinois. The organization’s legal name is the Illinois Agricultural Association. IFB was founded in 1916 by a group of farmers who met at the University of Illinois to discuss the need for agricultural education, better information for farmers, and more effective farming practices. Today, IFB represents two out of three Illinois farmers.
2012 Friend of Agriculture Award, Illinois Farm Bureau
National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund – “A” rating for strong record of support of Second Amendment issues. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates – irrespective of party affiliation – based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire.
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois – The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois is the foremost authority on, and advocate for, issues related to professional union fire fighters and EMS providers.
Illinois Federation for Right to Life - The Illinois Federation for Right to Life (IFRL) is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society.
Champaign County’s Business Empowered PAC Board
The power of the Champaign County business community to influence positive change for your bottom line depends on you. The Business Empowered PAC endorses candidates for public office who:
- Will be fiscally responsible with your money;
- Will respect your rights to run your business;
- Will govern in a way that helps your business to be successful.
Representative Hays received the endorsement of the News Gazette.
From the News Gazette:
“The News-Gazette endorses Hays, who shows not only just energy and knowledge of big issues but a determination to make the tough decisions to get Illinois back on track. In a House filled with weak sisters and political hacks, Hays is a rare welcome exception.”
District elected officials:
Former State Representative, Bill Black
Former State Senator, Judy Myers
Former State Representative, Former State Senator and Retired Circuit Judge, John P. Meyer
State Senator, Dale Righter
Allerton Mayor, John Cutsinger
Catlin Mayor, Clay Woodard
Fairmount Mayor, David Ferber
Fithian Mayor, John Harrison
Oakwood Mayor, Tom Cook
Ogden Mayor, Jack Reidner
Rantoul Mayor, Neal Williams
Rossville Mayor, Terry Prillaman
Royal Mayor, Bob Vilven
St. Joseph Mayor, B. J. Hackler
Tilton Mayor, David Phillips
Westville Mayor, Jeff Ellis
Former Danville Mayor, Bob Jones
Vermilion County Elected Officials:
Vermilion County Sheriff, Pat Hartshorn
Vermilion County Circuit Court Clerk, Dennis Gardner
Vermilion County State’s Attorney, Randy Brinegar
Vermilion County Treasurer, Sue Stine
Vermilion County Coroner, Peggy Johnson
Vermilion County Board, John C. Alexander
Vermilion County Board, Craig Chambers
Vermilion County Board, Robert “Bob” Fox
Vermilion County Republican Party, Mike Marron, Chair
Former Vermilion County State’s Attorney, Frank Young
Danville Alderman, Jon Cooper
Champaign County Elected Officials:
Champaign County Board – Rantoul, Stan James
Champaign County Board – Rantoul,Diane Michaels
Rantoul Township Supervisor, Jim Rusk