Chas Hardy is a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He received his BA degree from West Georgia College after graduating Commerce High School and his Masters of Art and Teaching from Liberty University. He is employed by the Commerce City Schools as a Special Education Instructor. He also is a Varsity Assistant Football Coach and Varsity Head Coach of the Track and Field Program.
He has been involved in numerous civic organizations and clubs which include:
- Past President, Commerce Kiwanis Club
- Captain (Retired, 21 year veteran) on the Commerce Fire Department
- Commerce Area Business Association
- Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
- Class of 2000 Leadership Jackson Graduate
- Past Member, Jackson County Industrial Development Authority
- Past Member of Economic Development Council of the Commerce Downtown Development Authority
- Past Member, Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County Board of Directors
- Past Member, Commerce Booster Club
Chas is a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce. His wife, Sabrina Hardy, has taught school in the Commerce City School System for 25 years and they have two children: Anna Caroline (18) and Lambdin (14).