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Nikki Haley

AKA Nimrata Nikki Randhawa

Born: 20-Jan-1972
Birthplace: Bamberg, SC

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of South Carolina

Military service: Civil Air Patrol

Accountant and state legislator elected Governor of South Carolina in 2010, succeeding Mark Sanford. First woman and first minority Governor of South Carolina. Conservative "Tea Party" Republican; anti-abortion rights, pro-gun rights. Campaigned for reduced bureaucracy, elimination of business taxes, and tightening of US border security.


[1] Raised Sikh, publicly identifies as Methodist, and reportedly attends both Sikh and Methodist services regularly.

Father: Ajit Randhawa (physician)
Mother: Raj Randhawa (owner of Exotica International clothiers)
Brother: Charan
Brother: Mitti
Sister: Simran
Husband: Michael Haley (Exotica International executive, m. 1997, two children)
Daughter: Rena (b. circa 1998)
Son: Nalin (b. circa 2002)

    High School: Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Orangeburg, SC (1990)
    University:
BA Accounting, Clemson University (1994)

    Governor of South Carolina (2011-)
    South Carolina State House of Representatives 85th (2005-11)
    Exotica International CFO (1996-2004)
    Exotica International Accounting Mgr (1994-96)
    FCR Corporation Accountant (1993-94)
    Chamber of Commerce Lexington, SC
    Chamber of Commerce Orangeburg County, SC
    National Rifle Association
    Rotary International Lexington, SC
    Indian Ancestry

Official Website:
http://www.governor.sc.gov/

Author of books:
Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story (2012, memoir)


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