Nikki Haley (born January 20, 1972 in Lexington, South Carolina) has served as the conservative Republican governor of South Carolina, first elected to that office in 2010. Previously, from 2004 to 2010, she served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. She was endorsed for governor by the former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and won a difficult election.
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.
- 100% Pro-Life
- 100% Pro-2nd Amendment
- “A” rating from the conservative Club for Growth
- True fiscal conservative
- Supports traditional, family values