Robert Cannon "Robin" Hayes (born August 14, 1945 in Concord, North Carolina) is a former Republican Congressman from North Carolina. He represented North Carolina's 8th congressional district in the House of Representatives for five terms from 1999 to 2009. He was defeated in a rematch against Larry Kissell in the 2008 congressional elections.
Hayes was born in Concord, North Carolina and still owns a hosiery mill in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Duke University. He was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1992 and served two terms. He was the Republican nominee for governor in 1996, but was heavily defeated by Democratic incumbent Jim Hunt.
Hayes owns a hosiery mill in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. His parents were Robert Griffith Hayes, Jr. (October 21, 1907 - November 12, 1998) and Mariam Winslow Cannon (January 22, 1916 - August 4, 2007), daughter of textile magnate Charles Albert Cannon (November 29, 1892 - April 2, 1971) and his wife Ruth Louise Coltrane (October 15, 1891 - December 22, 1965).