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Nikki Haley

Born: Jan 20, 1972

Birthplace: Bamberg

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Nikki Haley

Date of Birth : Jan 20, 1972
Birth Place : Bamberg

Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley is an American politician and the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. She is currently serving in her second term. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010. When she entered the 2010 gubernatorial race, Haley gained endorsements for the Republican nomination from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party movement, to finish first in the four-way Republican primary election on June 8, 2010 with 49% of the vote. Haley won the subsequent June 22 runoff with 65%, and proceeded to win the general election by a 51–47% margin. Haley is the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina. At the age of 43, Haley is the youngest current governor in the United States. She is one of two sitting Indian American governors in the United States, the other being fellow Republican Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. She is also the third non-white person to have been elected as governor of a Southern state, after Virginia's L. Douglas Wilder and Louisiana's Jindal.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Accountant

Also known as


  • Nimrata Haley
  • Nikki R. Haley
  • Nimrata Nikki Randhawa
  • Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley

Parents


  • Ajit Singh Randhawa
  • Raj Kaur Randhawa

Spouse


  • Michael Haley

Children


  • Rena Haley
  • Nalin Haley
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