For Immediate Release
November 23, 2016

President-Elect Donald J. Trump Intends to Nominate South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

(New York, NY) — President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the Trump-Pence Administration.
Governor Haley is one of the most universally respected governors in the country. After working at her family’s business, Governor Haley turned her focus to economic development and has traveled abroad to negotiate with international companies on behalf of South Carolina. As governor, she has led seven overseas trade missions and successfully attracted jobs and investment through negotiations with foreign companies.

“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” said President-elect Trump. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”

“Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally, and I am honored that the President-elect has asked me to join his team and serve the country we love as the next Ambassador to the United Nations,” said Governor Haley. 
Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of Indian immigrants, Governor Haley became the first female governor of her home state in 2011 and is currently the youngest governor in the country. Prior to becoming governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.
A true fiscal conservative and savvy businesswoman, Governor Haley’s leadership drove down South Carolina’s unemployment to a 15 year low by adding more than 82,000 jobs in each of South Carolina’s 46 counties. 
Prior to dedicating her life to public service, Governor Haley worked at her family business. In 1998, Governor Haley was named to the board of directors of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce and named to the board of directors of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in 2003. She also became treasurer of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2003 and president in 2004.
Governor Haley is a proud graduate of Clemson University where she earned a degree in accounting. Governor Haley and her husband, Michael, a Captain in the Army National Guard and combat veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, have two children, Rena, 18, and Nalin, 15.
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Republican Jewish Coalition

RJC Statement On The Selection Of Governor Nikki Haley as U.N. Ambassador

Washington D.C. – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks regarding the selection of Governor Nikki Haley as United States Ambassador to the United Nations:

“Governor Nikki Haley is a brilliant choice to serve as our country’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Governor Haley is hardworking, smart, and has a strong world view that will represent the United States well on the global stage.”
South Carolina Republican Party

PRESS RELEASE: SCGOP Chairman Moore statement on Governor Nikki Haley

Lexington, S.C.- South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore today issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump's intent to nominate South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations:
"Governor Haley's appointment as U.N. Ambassador shows how far our state has come and how far our nation can go in the 21st century. I couldn't be more proud that the whole world will get to see Nikki Haley's strong, principled leadership in action. It's a great day to be an American!"
South Carolina Democratic Party


Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement on President-elect Trump's nomination of Governor Nikki Haley to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: 

"I congratulate Governor Haley on her appointment as our next Ambassador to the UN.  I must note with concern, however, that every single previous UN Ambassador came to the job with previous foreign policy experience, which Governor Haley lacks.  I hope the Governor is a quick study because as one of the nation's top diplomats, she will have the critical task of dealing in real time with virtually every international crisis that arises.  For all of our sakes, I wish her great success!"