Gov. Nikki Haley Nikki R. Haley
Governor of South Carolina
Nikki Randhawa Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
One of the strongest fiscal conservatives in state government, Nikki 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. She won the Republican Party nomination for governor on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.