If such report cards had been issued during her own career as state representative, though, she might never have graduated to the governor’s mansion. Haley could have received grades of F just due to high absence, not to mention her low participation rate even when present.
In 2010, Haley was absent from a majority of all roll call votes in the State House during her representation of Lexington County (Dist. 87).
She was also absent from every meeting of the House Education and Public Works committee last year, and from all meetings of the Motor Vehicle and Higher Education subcommittees. Haley was an appointed member of each in her role as state representative.
During her six years as state representative, Haley introduced only 13 bills. Just one passed, it pertaining to licensing needs of hair salon employees and cosmetologists.
State representatives haven’t hesitated to object to Haley’s ‘report card’ concept. “Am I supposed to take it home and have my mother sign it?” state Sen. Joel Laurie told the Post & Courier. Sen. Phil Leventis described it as “continued campaigning” on Haley’s part.