South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has accepted the position of U.N. Ambassador in President-elect Donald Trump’s Administration.
The 44-year-old two-term governor initially backed Senator Marco Rubio for the GOP candidacy.
Governor Haley is the firs woman to hold the governor’s position in South Carolina and only the nation’s second Asian-American governor, reports NBC News.
Since Haley took office in 2011, the state has announced more than 80,000 jobs in 45 of 46 counties, and South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15-year record low.
In 2015, Governor Haley led South Carolina through one of its most difficult periods, forging unity and consensus in the wake of tragedy at Charleston’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, and the record breaking 1,000-year flood that devastated the state.