Former U.S. Congressman for the 8th District - North Carolina
Robin Hayes served for five terms in the United States Congress, representing North Carolina's Eighth Congressional District. The Eighth District is in south-central North Carolina and includes Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Hoke, Montgomery, and Stanly counties, as well as portions of Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Union and Cumberland Counties.
As a member of Congress, Robin's proudest accomplishments entailed helping the people of the Eighth district. While serving on the Agriculture, Armed Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, Robin succeeded in bringing millions in Federal assistance to improve roads, build water and sewer infrastructure, assist local farmers, improve military housing and facilities, and support local Police, Emergency, and Fire Departments.
Whether working to ensure children have the tools they need to succeed in school, helping seniors to obtain the proper social security benefits, or making certain that our veterans receive the benefits they deserve, Robin is proud in his record of service to North Carolina families.
As a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, Robin served as a strong and consistent voice for our men and women in uniform. He fought hard to ensure our military service members have the best possible equipment, training, benefits, and quality of life. One of Robin's top priorities in Congress was to ensure our nation's veterans have the best possible health care and benefits.
In the wake of BRAC committee decisions to combine Pope AFB with Fort Bragg, Robin worked tirelessly to help bring millions in Federal assistance and support to build new roads, establish new on-base schools, improve military housing, and create thousands of new defense industry jobs in North Carolina ensuring the maximum potential of this historic influx into the local economy.
In Congress, Robin also served as the founding Co-Chairman of the Special Operations Caucus, founding Co-Chair of the Philanthropy Caucus, Co-Chairman of the Impact Aid Coalition, and past Co-Chairman of the Sportsman's Caucus, and was ranking member on the livestock subcommittee.
Robin attended Duke University, where he earned a bachelors degree in History. After attending Duke, he married his college sweetheart, Barbara. Robin and Barbara have now been married for 40 years and live in Concord, North Carolina. They have two children, Bob and Winslow, and they are now the loving grandparents of five.