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.
|Mon May 18 21:22:15 +0000 2015 - Great time talking with @bjornly and Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson about Volvo’s decision to call SC home! #SCPride http://t.co/6cB57DvOVL|
Mon May 11 14:43:56 +0000 2015 - Proud to announce Volvo Cars investing half a billion in SC, creating 4,000 jobs in Berkeley County #ItsAGreatDayInSC http://t.co/Yclr9sJJCl
Mon May 11 12:19:29 +0000 2015 - RT @Chaney_Adams: Gov @nikkihaley and Commerce officials to make EcoDevo announcement today @ 10:30am @ SC govs mansion. It's a great day i…
Fri May 08 12:52:58 +0000 2015 - Thank you @StephenAtHome for donating $800k to SC classrooms and making it another Great day in SC! #SCPride http://t.co/HX1lb8Bm8S
Wed May 06 20:09:17 +0000 2015 - Enjoyed welcoming Steve Case on his Rise of the Rest tour and discussing opportunities for startups in SC #RiseOfRest http://t.co/k9CAumWLKB
Mon May 04 21:10:14 +0000 2015 - Happy Birthday to the coolest coach ever! South Carolina is blessed to have @dawnstaley in our ranks. http://t.co/PmovHTEVc8
Fri May 01 14:52:02 +0000 2015 - We are thrilled to announce the return of the PGA Championship to Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in 2021! #PGAChamp http://t.co/A3d594L80E
Tue Apr 28 17:08:53 +0000 2015 - Excited to announce Sir Paul McCartney is coming to South Carolina on his #OutThere Tour this summer! http://t.co/yWmjAzKjK0
Tue Apr 28 12:57:24 +0000 2015 - Fun and exciting announcement this week in our great state! Stay tuned...
Sat Apr 18 19:18:52 +0000 2015 - Team Haley at the RBC Heritage! #TeamHaley #TeamRBC http://t.co/X6bBQDMSm8