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.
|Thu Feb 26 21:09:08 +0000 2015 - Thank you to the U.S. Army for listening to our community on the importance of Fort Jackson. #SaveOurFort http://t.co/tkONIvbRzP|
Thu Feb 26 15:16:13 +0000 2015 - Let's keep SC beautiful for everyone. If you see litter you can report it via the @PalmettoPride Trash Tracker app http://t.co/wa7jUX6WNQ
Wed Feb 25 20:36:24 +0000 2015 - RT @SCEMD: Governor Nikki Haley delcares a State of Emergency ahead of winter storm: #sctweets #scwx http://t.co/azOM0ez4WW #alert
Wed Feb 25 16:11:46 +0000 2015 - In its first year @OPEJobs has placed 1,300 veterans into jobs. If you're a vet looking for a job visit http://t.co/ap7bqEbbpl
Mon Feb 23 16:10:08 +0000 2015 - Heading to the White House to meet with the President with @ScottWalker http://t.co/dNHYYistme
Tue Feb 17 23:57:49 +0000 2015 - RT @Benefitfocus: The ribbon has been cut to our Customer Success Center! Thanks for joining us Gov. @nikkihaley and Mayor Joe Riley! http:…
Thu Feb 12 14:41:40 +0000 2015 - How bad is the coverup if these legislators will fight this hard against independent investigations and insist on overseeing themselves?
Thu Feb 12 14:40:24 +0000 2015 - These Senators voted against independent investigations. Let them know you expect them to reverse course. http://t.co/eCXPPGAu3n
Tue Feb 10 20:08:40 +0000 2015 - Our first CDV Task Force meeting. We are all now "walking in the shoes of the victim." http://t.co/We0l5Xtvpp
Fri Feb 06 15:40:58 +0000 2015 - Clemson wearing Garnet and Black in support and prayer for the lives lost at USC. #ProudGov #TwoSchoolsOneState http://t.co/pXiPCDcAgQ