Lexington, South Carolina , United States
|| January 23, 1972
Feb 23, 2013 09:14pm
Indian - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro- gun - Methodist -
|Info||Nimrata N. "Nikki" Randhawa-Haley |
Nikki Haley, one of the strongest fiscal conservatives in state government, was first elected to represent the 87th District in Lexington County in 2004, when, as a virtual unknown she beat the longest serving state legislator in a Republican primary. In 2008 Representative Haley was sent back to the statehouse with 83 percent of the vote – the highest percentage earned by any lawmaker facing a contested South Carolina election that year.
Her time in Columbia has been marked by conservative leadership and an unwavering commitment to the taxpayers’ bottom line. She has fought wasteful spending at every turn, pushed for smaller, more efficient government, and led the fight for the accountability and transparency that before her arrival was sorely lacking in the Legislature.
For her efforts to cut taxes and slow the growth of government spending, Nikki was named “Friend of the Taxpayer” (2009) by the S.C. Association of Taxpayers and a “Taxpayer Hero” (2005) by Gov. Mark Sanford. She has lifetime “A” ratings from the South Carolina Club for Growth, the Palmetto Family Council, and the National Rifle Association. Nikki has also received the Palmetto Leadership Award from the S.C. Policy Council for her expertise on policy matters and the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Public Service and Government Award from the S.C. Federation of Republican Women for the outstanding constituent service she provides to her district.
Born in Bamberg, S.C., the daughter of Indian immigrants, Nikki’s first job was keeping the books for her family’s clothing store – at the age of 13. She went on to graduate from Clemson University with a B.S. degree in accounting and following her graduation worked as Accounting Supervisor for the Charlotte, N.C. based corporation FCR, Inc. and five of its subsidiaries. Nikki then went back to the family business where she helped oversee its growth into a multi-million dollar operation. Since 2008 she has served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Lexington Medical Foundation.
Nikki and her husband Michael, a full time federal technician with the South Carolina National Guard and an officer in the Army National Guard, attend Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington. She was previously a board member of both the Orangeburg and Lexington County Chambers of Commerce and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Currently, Nikki sits on the board for Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, Medmission, and is a proud member of the West Metro Republican Women and the Lexington County Republican Party.
Nikki and Michael live in Lexington with their two children, Rena, 11, and Nalin, 8.
|Sat Jan 31 00:05:11 +0000 2015 - This isn't just a win for @Uber_SC , it's a win for all businesses. Thank you to the PSC for doing the right thing. http://t.co/dYRzkzr2tT|
Fri Jan 30 14:22:07 +0000 2015 - If we don’t change the culture, we will continue to see generational cycles of domestic violence in our state. http://t.co/h5oWRCnUDJ
Thu Jan 29 20:56:44 +0000 2015 - RT @RobGodfrey: BIG SCOOP FROM @CynthiaRoldan: Norquist urges legislature to support Nikki Haley’s roads & income tax plan http://t.co/ER5m…
Wed Jan 28 16:57:22 +0000 2015 - Sen. @JimDeMint said our tax reform plan is "a great step forward
for South Carolina." Check out why he likes it: http://t.co/6jPeYRaXkE
Tue Jan 27 21:00:26 +0000 2015 - Today we launched a new website explaining our tax plan and
what it means for the average South Carolinian. http://t.co/zjMHiLX7JG
Mon Jan 26 19:01:46 +0000 2015 - Aiken Standard: Legislators should meet Haley’s conditions and do so quickly so that important work can move forward. http://t.co/d69D0wcShD
Sat Jan 24 18:02:25 +0000 2015 - Former Sen. @JimDeMint backs the Haley Tax Plan:
Fri Jan 23 19:56:15 +0000 2015 - The door to my office....enough said. http://t.co/rZKwwAFypB
Fri Jan 23 19:52:07 +0000 2015 - RT @Chaney_Adams: .@nikkihaley talks about her plan for one of the largest tax cuts in SC history with @WSPA7 s @RobertKittle http://t.co/G…
Thu Jan 22 22:16:48 +0000 2015 - We should reject the @MachinistsUnion once and for all. https://t.co/dUjn4C7NPN