Nikki Haley (born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa; January 20, 1972) is an American Republican politician who has served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina since 2011. Prior to becoming governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011. Haley is the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina; at the age of 44, she is the youngest current governor in the United States. She is the second Indian American governor in the United States, after Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. As governor, she also serves as chair, ex-officio, of the board of trustees of the University of South Carolina during her term in office. On November 4, 2014, Haley was re-elected to a second term as the Governor, a term that will expire on January 9, 2019. Haley delivered the Republican response to Barack Obama's final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016. She has also been touted as a potential vice-presidential nominee for the Republican ticket.