Jimmy Hayes (Born December 21, 1946) is a politician from the state of Louisiana.
Hayes was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and he graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. Hayes served in the Louisiana Air National Guard from 1968 to 1974. Hayes was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1986. Hayes left the Democratic party on December 1, 1995 and joined the Republican party. Hayes then ran for the United States Senate in 1996, finishing fifth in the open primary with almost 72,000 votes (6f the vote).