Mr. Setzler has served in the South Carolina Senate since 1977. Nikki G. Setzler was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1945. He obtained a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate at the University of South Carolina.
Upon graduation, he worked as an associate at the law firm of Berry, Lightsey & Gibbs, where he was mentored by Harry Lightsey, who was later dean of the University’s law school and President of the College of Charleston.
Mr. Setzler has served South Carolina in many ways. He has served in the South Carolina Senate since 1977, currently representing a portion of Lexington, Aiken, and Saluda Counties. He also chaired the Senate Education Committee from 1988–2000.
From 1974–1976, Nikki Setzler was a Cayce City Judge. He also served as attorney for the Town of Springdale from 1975–1977 and has served as attorney for West Columbia since 1992.
Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Setzler an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating, the highest possible.