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Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley
Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 20, 1972(age 44)
Place of birthBamberg, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican Party
SpouseMichael Haley
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
Alma materClemson University
116th Governor of South Carolina
Assumed officeJanuary 12, 2011
LieutenantKen Ard
Preceded byMark Sanford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 87th district
In officeJanuary 3, 2005 - November 8, 2010
Succeeded byTodd Atwater
Preceded byLarry Koon

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Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley (born January 20, 1972) is the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010.

In the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election, Haley was endorsed for the Republican nomination by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford, and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. On June 8, 2010, she finished first in the four-way Republican primary election with 49% of the vote, but fell short of the 50% required to avoid a runoff election. Haley won the runoff on June 22 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, and the second Indian-American governor in the country, after Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. At the age of January 20, 1972(age 44), Haley is the youngest current governor in the U.S., a distinction formerly held by Jindal.

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