The US mid-term polls may not have gone too well for the Democrats this year but it has brought a lot of reasons to rejoice for the Republicans as well as Indian community. Nikki Haley has become the first Indian-origin woman to become the Governor of a US State. Nikki Haley has made history by becoming the Governor of South Carolina.


Nikki’s parents migrated from Amritsar to American in search of better opportunities however, she was born and brought up in South Carolina. In her Victory speech Nikki said that this victory will certainly go down in the [age so f history for its uniqueness. Nikki is the second Indian –American after Bobby jindal of Louisiana to become a Governor of a US State.

The poll results were welcomed by the Indian community with much fanfare. Six other Indian –origin candidates failed to get into the House of Representatives this year. Haley won by a good margin of 52 percent votes against her Democrat rival Vincent Sheehan who managed to get only 46 percent.

The poll started with nikki trailing behind her opponent Sheehan. During the last leg of the counting process, both the candidates were going neck-to-neck but Nikki was the one who finally clinched the victory. Haley has served three terms in the South Carolina House of representatives as a representative from Lexington County. She is the first woman of Indian-origin to hold office in the State of South Carolina.

Nikki Haley is a mother of two and her husband is an officer at the US Army reserves. Haley has had her share of controversies as she was once accused of having an affair with commentator Will Folks in 2007. We are sure Nikki will be the perfect Governor for the state of South Carolina.