Jimmy Hayes

James Allison "Jimmy" Hayes (born 21 December 1946 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American politician. Between 1987 and 1997 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jimmy Hayes attended the common schools and then studied until 1967 at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. After studying law at Tulane University in New Orleans and its made ​​in 1970 admitted to the bar he began in New Orleans to work in his new profession. Between 1968 and 1974, Hayes was also a member of the Air Force of the National Guard of Louisiana. Hayes was involved in addition to his legal practice in the real estate industry. He was also a deputy district attorney for some time. Between 1984 and 1985 he worked for the state government of Louisiana as agent for the tax authorities ( Commissioner for Financial Institutions ).

Hayes was originally a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1986 he was in the seventh election district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Breaux on January 3, 1987. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 2, 1997, the five legislative sessions. Hayes was considered a conservative Democrat. On 1 December 1995, he stepped over to the Republicans because he was not conservative enough his former party.

In 1996, he competed unsuccessfully for the nomination of his new political party for election to the U.S. Senate. To date, he is active as a lobbyist in politics. In 2008, he supported the election campaign of U.S. Senator David Vitter.