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 Apr 18 19:18:52 +0000 2015 - Team Haley at the RBC Heritage! #TeamHaley #TeamRBC http://t.co/X6bBQDMSm8|
Mon Apr 13 20:01:12 +0000 2015 - We were happy to welcome Carly Fiorina to SC. A strong business woman and leader. Not to be underestimated. http://t.co/TIvduQ078i
Fri Apr 10 17:26:37 +0000 2015 - We ask everyone in South Carolina to lift up Walter Scott's family in prayer during this time. http://t.co/fUrpTHTBe3
Thu Apr 09 14:25:18 +0000 2015 - We are only 4 days away from the @RBCHeritage, SC's only PGA Tour event! #PlaidNation For ticket info, please visit http://t.co/GUuT7tID7c
Wed Apr 01 20:49:33 +0000 2015 - The IAM said we couldn't build an airplane in SC, now they want to ride our success. Our workforce doesn't need them. http://t.co/HuW5SaQdNX
Fri Mar 27 15:29:36 +0000 2015 - .@PatMcCroryNC game on tonight between my Lady Gamecocks and your Tarheels. It is the battle of the Carolinas! #LetTheSmackTalkBegin #ONE
Mon Mar 23 16:17:51 +0000 2015 - Excited to break ground on @MovementMtg in Lancaster County, bringing 670 new jobs to South Carolina! http://t.co/gZ7hcfAP5k
Thu Mar 19 20:46:38 +0000 2015 - Great welcoming our friend @ScottWalker to South Carolina http://t.co/0t2cuwvJGz
Tue Mar 17 20:30:22 +0000 2015 - Thank you @JebBush for visiting @SistercareSC with us & sharing the importance of the prevention of domestic violence http://t.co/YLU8axhecx
Tue Mar 17 15:06:51 +0000 2015 - The IAM filed to hold a union election at Boeing. We don't need their bully middleman tactics between our associates and their employer.