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.
|Wed Nov 18 01:11:09 +0000 2015 - RT @StephenAtHome: Gov. @nikkihaley and I are helping South Carolinians rebuild their flood-damaged homes, but we could use your help. http…|
Mon Nov 16 19:23:01 +0000 2015 - We are happy to announce the #OneSC Flood Relief Fund today. https://t.co/vXdFZBbe5q
Thu Nov 05 21:11:36 +0000 2015 - We cut the unemployment tax rate again, saving small businesses an additional $151M. Thanks to Director Stanton and her team at @SCDEWinfo!
Tue Nov 03 17:39:56 +0000 2015 - RT @SCDOTPress: Interim Secretary Christy A. Hall: State road closures are down from a peak of 541 to 83 (Nov. 3), an 85% decrease https://…
Tue Oct 27 19:06:33 +0000 2015 - RT @RobGodfrey: 🚨 🚨 📺 📺 The following counties have been approved by @fema for individual assistance: Greenville and Spartanburg. 📺 📺 🚨 🚨
Mon Oct 26 22:44:28 +0000 2015 - RT @RobGodfrey: 🚨📺📻 These counties have been approved for all categories of public assistance by @fema: Allendale, Beaufort, Lancaster, and…
Thu Oct 22 15:12:46 +0000 2015 - Take a moment to read about the history of Parris Island on their 100th birthday: https://t.co/Scmhctkrmf #WeMakeMarines
Mon Oct 19 15:51:46 +0000 2015 - RT @RichlandSC: Gov. Nikki Haley to host Team South Carolina flood relief event in Richland County tomorrow (Oct. 20). http://t.co/GisxvcdP…
Mon Oct 19 15:48:42 +0000 2015 - RT @SCDLLR: SC OSHA providing free safety supplies to emergency workers, employers, employees and public http://t.co/HqTReqP0xk
Mon Oct 19 15:32:16 +0000 2015 - RT @RobGodfrey: .@NikkiHaley announces State Disaster Recovery Coordinator during 2:30 PM newser. TODAY. @SCEMD/@FEMA JFO 10301 Wilson Blvd…