Michael L. Haines
was a 2012 Independent
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
representing the 2nd Congressional District
Haines was defeated by Republican incumbent Mark Amodei on November 6, 2012.
Haines was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1968, and graduated from Saddleback High School in Santa Ana, California in 1986. He started his career as an automotive parts driver, eventually opening his own business, Haines Auto Transport, in 2008. 
- See also: Nevada's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012
Haines ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Nevada's 2nd District. Haines ran as an Independent candidate.
|U.S. House, Nevada, District 2 General Election, 2012
|| Samuel Koepnick
||Mark Amodei Incumbent
|| Michael L. Haines
||Independent American Party of Nevada
|| Russel Best
|Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
Michael and his wife, Silvia, live in Reno with their two children.