Chad is the only Republican, in his race, who has run for office. He's in his third term on the Kane Co. Regional Board of Schools, and, currently, he's the board president. In 1998, Chad was the only conservative who ran for Illinois governor, in the republican primary.
Chad was the vice-chairman of the Illinois Center Right Coalition, 2007-'09. The ICRC was a conservative, statewide group that was founded in 2003. The ICRC steering committee included about 40 people, including Jim Oberweis, Pat O'Malley, Steve Rauschenberger, Norm Hill, Mike Psak, Jon Zahm, Rich Evans, and Cody Holt.