In 2010, Nikki Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina. She was the youngest Governor in the country and first minority female Governor in America. During Governor Haley’s tenure, South Carolina was a national economic leader. Known as the “Beast of the Southeast,” the state’s unemployment rate hit a 15-year low, it saw over $20 billion in new capital investment, and her administration announced new jobs in every county in the state. The people of South Carolina decisively reelected her in 2014. Soon after, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2016, President Donald Trump nominated Governor Haley to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In that role, she also served as a member of the President’s Cabinet and on the National Security Council. As Ambassador, Haley defended U.S. interests, kept our country safe, championed human rights, and went toe–to-toe with the UN’s powerful anti-Israel faction.