Nikki Haley served as United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to 2018. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 96–4 vote and was sworn in in January 2017.
In reaction to subsequent North Korean missile tests following the 2017–2018 North Korea Crisis, she reaffirmed the US willingness to use military force.
She spearheaded the campaign to have the United States leave the UN Human Rights Council and vigorously defended Israel before the Security Council. On December 31, 2018, she resigned voluntarily from her position as ambassador.
Who is Nikki Haley?
Nikki Haley is an American diplomat and politician who served as the 116th and first female 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.
Nikki Haley siblings
Haley has a sister and two brothers. Her sister, Simran, born in Canada, became a radio host and Fashion Institute of Technology alumna. Her brother, Mitti, retired as a member of the United States Army Chemical Corps having served in Desert Storm; her second brother, Charan, is a web designer.
Nikki Haley political career
Haley ran in 2004 for the South Carolina House of Representatives to represent Lexington County’s District 87. In the Republican primary, she ran against Larry Koon, an incumbent state representative. He has served in the South Carolina Statehouse’s legislature the longest.
Her program includes lowering property taxes and reshaping education. She need a runoff in the primary because Koon received just 42% of the vote, falling short of a majority. She received 40% of the vote, placing second.
She won the second round 55–45%. In the general election, she faced no opposition.
First Indian-American elected to office in South Carolina is Haley. In 2006, she was elected to a second term without any opposition. She defeated Democrat Edgar Gomez in the race for re-election in 2008 by a margin of 83 to 17%.
Who is Nikki Haley husband, Michael Haley?
Haley married Michael Haley in September 1996. They celebrated with both Sikh and Methodist ceremonies.