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  Haley, Nikki
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NameNikki Haley
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Born January 23, 1972
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InfoNimrata 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.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/06/2013-04/14/2013 Winthrop University 43.50% ( 5.2) 36.60% ( 4.7) 18.60% ( 1.8)
11/25/2012-12/02/2012 Winthrop University 38.30% ( 3.7) 41.30% ( 1.7) 20.40% ( 0.2)
11/27/2011-12/04/2011 Winthrop University 34.60% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 20.20% ( 0.0)
08/25/2011-08/28/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 41.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 1.0)
06/02/2011-06/05/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 6.0) 41.00% ( 17.0) 17.00% ( 23.0)
01/28/2011-01/30/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 36.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm News SC Gov. Nikki Haley Named As Other Woman In Divorce Case  Article Forwardista 
Apr 05, 2012 04:40pm News Nikki Haley’s Imaginary Mark Sanford Scandal  Article SC-Conservative 
Mar 29, 2012 12:50pm Scandal Nikki Haley indictment imminent? Stay tuned  Article RBH 
Jun 03, 2010 03:00am News Nikki Haley Faces New Accusations of Inappropriate Relationship  Article TX DEM 
May 24, 2010 12:00pm Scandal Nikki Haley denies affair allegation  Article -- 
Jan 09, 2006 11:00pm Blog Entry Rep. Nikki Haley Named as a Majority Whip  Article Gaear Grimsrud 

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