Nikki Setzler

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Nikki Setzler
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South Carolina State Senate District 26
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Website Senate website
Nikki Setzler (b. August 7, 1945) has been a Democratic member of the South Carolina State Senate since 1976, representing the 26th district.


Setzler earned his BA from the University of South Carolina in 1968. He then received his JD in 1971.

Professional experience

Setzler has been an attorney since 1973.

Political experience

Setzler joined the South Carolina State Senate in 1976. He has served in that position since, representing the 26th district.

Committee membership



Setzler won reelection for District 26 of the South Carolina State Senate with 20,795 votes, ahead of Republican Margaret Gamble (12,123) and write-ins (16).[1]

Setzler raised $277,900 for his campaign, against $14,911 by Gamble.[2]

South Carolina State Senate, District 26
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nikki Setzler (D) 20,795
Margaret Gamble (R) 3,318
Write-ins 16

Campaign donors


Setzler raised $277,900 in the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
SCANA Corporation $2,000
PBT Communications $2,000
Law Office of Richard Breibart LLC $1,500
McCrory Construction Co. $1,500
JM Family Enterprises $1,500

Personal life

Setzler and his wife Ada Jane have four children.

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