Nikki Haley

Party: Republican

Office: U.S. President

Nimarata Nikki Haley (née Randhawa; born January 20, 1972) is an American politician and diplomat who served as governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, and as the 29th United States ambassador to the United Nations for two years, from January 2017 through December 2018. A member of the Republican Party, Haley is the first Indian American to serve in a presidential cabinet. Haley joined her family's clothing business before serving as treasurer and then president of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004 and served three terms. In 2010, during her third term, she was elected governor of South Carolina. She is a candidate in the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries.

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