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 Jul 20 21:19:17 +0000 2015 - Statement regarding security at National Guard installations: https://t.co/peJyoipxl5|
Thu Jul 16 16:42:55 +0000 2015 - Statement regarding the out of state KKK rally at the statehouse on Saturday: https://t.co/maT1KLoDO1 #OneSC
Fri Jul 10 22:19:59 +0000 2015 - RT @zachpippin: Emanuel AME Elder Rev. Norvel Goff joins @nikkihaley and others to watch as Confederate flag is lowered. http://t.co/0xw2kM…
Fri Jul 10 15:28:40 +0000 2015 - It's a new day in South Carolina http://t.co/n5ktNDYfwI
Thu Jul 09 23:22:00 +0000 2015 - This is a story about the history of SC, and how the action of 9 individuals laid out this long chain of events... https://t.co/7zDsdU2bpv
Thu Jul 09 05:32:07 +0000 2015 - It is a new day in South Carolina... https://t.co/ATVk6wZ5M0
Mon Jun 22 22:07:45 +0000 2015 - July 4th is just around the corner. It will be fitting that our state Capitol will soon fly the flags of our country & state, and no others.
Sat Jun 20 18:04:17 +0000 2015 - The expression of faith and forgiveness by the families of the Mother Emanuel victims yesterday took my breath away. https://t.co/QujdWvzWjR
Thu Jun 18 14:41:28 +0000 2015 - We join with Bishop Norris, calling on all to unite in prayer. Vigils will be at noon in the following locations: https://t.co/j8y8oCkzCa
Thu Jun 18 04:37:07 +0000 2015 - Statement on tonight's tragedy in Charleston https://t.co/ZOEKkLUg51