Rep. Chad Hays Recognized for Pro-Business Votes

Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) was recognized this week by the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) for his commitment to job creation in Illinois.

The Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) released its first legislative scorecard yesterday, which ranks legislators based on their voting records. Representative Hays’s record earned him a perfect 100 out of 100.

“Manufacturing jobs are more than just jobs. They are careers,” said Hays. “I am thrilled to join with manufacturing, technology and economic development leaders in east central Illinois to bring the jobs of tomorrow to our area.”

The TMA Legislative Scorecard found that in 2015 only 42% of Illinois House members and 39% of the Illinois Senate could be identified as pro-manufacturing.

“Representative Hays’ voting record shows he understands and supports middle class opportunities in Illinois,” said TMA President Steven Rauschenberger. “Manufacturing jobs are some of the best paying jobs in Illinois, and Representative Hays has consistently supported public policy that encourages manufactures to stay, grow and relocate to Illinois.”