The Woolfolk Group congratulates State Representatives Bakari Sellers (D-Orangeburg/Bamberg) and Nikki Haley (R-Lexington) on their selection to TIME Magazine's "40 Under 40 Rising Stars of U. S. Politics" list, published in the latest issue of TIME which hit newsstands today. The list is also available online.
|Rep. Bakari Sellers|
"This truly is an awesome honor and it would not have been possible without my family, friends, and the great people of District 90," said Sellers. "Here in South Carolina, we've had more than our fair share of negative attention lately. Being recognized for something positive is a nice change of pace."
Sellers, 26, is the second youngest member of the South Carolina General Assembly, First elected in 2006 at the age of 22, Sellers also serves as First Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. A graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sellers is the son of civil rights activist Dr. Cleveland Sellers, who serves as president of Voorhees College.
|Rep. Nikki Haley|
Haley, 38, is the 2010 Republican nominee for South Carolina governor. She is a fiscal conservative who was first elected to the General Assembly in 2004. In TIME Magazine, Haley cited former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as her political inspiration.
Haley faces Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) in the November election for governor.