Shelby County Commission, District 9
Robert C. “Robbie” Hayes
Date of birth: April 16, 1961; age 54
Political experience: Shelby County Commission, District 9, 2005-present.
Professional experience: Optometrist and owner, Hayes Eye Center in Chelsea, 1992-present.
Civic experience: Board of directors, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, 2006-present; sideline volunteer, Chelsea High School Football, 1991-present; member, South Shelby Chamber of Commerce, 2016; board of directors, Alabama Optometric Association, 1999-2002 and 2004-2007; president, Chelsea Kiwanis Club, 1998-2000 and 2006-2007; lay leader, Morningstar United Methodist Church, 2001-2002; president, Birmingham Area Optometric Association, 1997.
Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, doctorate of optometry, 1988; University of Alabama at Birmingham, bachelor’s degree in biology, 1984; graduate of Pelham High School, 1979.
Top contributors: Issis and Sons Carpet, $500; Morrison, Spann LLC, $500; Mark S. Boardman, $400; Birmingham Auto PAC, $250; Teresa P. Petelos, $250; Pat Lynch, $250; Ramon J. Samaniego, $250; Lindsey J. Allison, attorney, $200; Randy A. Dempsey, attorney, $200.
Main issues: Hayes wants to continue his work accomplished over 10 years on the commission; continue improving infrastructure, parks and recreation projects; and work on Sheriff’s Department improvements, business development and many other county-funded and assisted projects.