Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley - Girl on TopNimrata “Nikki” Haley is a recent former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, former Governor of South Carolina, and hopefully the next President of the United States. As Ambassador to the United Nations, she returned the U.S. to its traditional positions of exceptionalism, toughness, and world leadership, which were lost under the disastrous previous administration. Her positions as Governor included lower taxes, school accountability, enforcement of immigration laws, and policies that lowered the cost of doing business in the state to create jobs.

Haley was born Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, to an Indian American Sikh family. She has a long history of strong work ethic, from the age of 12 when she began helping with the bookkeeping in her mother’s clothing shop, Exotica International. She later became Exotica International’s controller and chief financial officer. In between, Haley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University.

Haley has served in many public service roles including both the Orangeburg County and Lexington Chambers of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Lexington Medical Foundation, Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, and West Metro Republican Women. In May 2015, she received an honorary doctorate in public service from the University of South Carolina.

Haley identifies herself today as a Christian, but attends both Sikh and Methodist worship services. She and her husband Micheal Halley, a National Guard officer, have two children.

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