Bobby Jindal

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Bobby Jindal currently serves as Governor of Louisiana

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is a former Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's First Congressional District since 2005. The first district is based in the suburbs of New Orleans. (map). In 2007, he won the election to become Louisiana's Governor.

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

In August 2011, Governor Jindal spoke at a Plenary Luncheon at the 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting, a luncheon sponsored by ALEC corporate member PhRMA. During the same annual meeting, he was also awarded ALEC's 2011 Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award.[1]

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Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Jindal was born June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge to Indian immigrants. He converted to Catholicism from Hinduism while at Brown University where he graduated with honors in biology and public policy. Afterwards, he received a master's degree in politics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the only Indian-American currently serving in Congress, and is only the second in Congressional history.[1]

His previous public service includes time as the Louisiana Secretary of Department of Health & Hospitals, Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, and Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was also the youngest ever president of the University of Louisiana System.

Jindal won the 2003 open primary for Governor of Louisiana, but lost in the runoff election to then-Lt. Governor Kathleen Blanco

A few weeks after the gubernatorial runoff, Jindal decided to run for Louisiana's 1st Congressional District . The incumbent, David Vitter, was running for the Senate seat being vacated by John Breaux. Jindal had lived in Baton Rouge for many years, but moved to Kenner to run for the congressional seat. Effective fundraising and the endorsement of the Republican Party led to victory.

Jindal, a social conservative, supports a policy of "no abortions, no exceptions". His definition of abortion only includes procedures that target the embryo or fetus. Procedures, such as a salpingectomy, that do not target the embryo would not be considered an abortion by Jindal (because of the double effect). [2]

2006 elections

Jindal won reelection without significant opposition.

2007 gubernatorial election

Jindal won the Louisiana governorship on October 20, 2007, becoming the nation’s first Indian American governor. He outpolled 11 rivals in the Louisiana gubernatorial election and drew enough votes to avoid a runoff.[2]

With about 90 percent of Louisiana’s nearly 4,000 precincts reporting, Jindal won 53 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor, State Sen. Walter J. Boasso (D), had 18 percent. Louisiana holds an open gubernatorial election with candidates of all parties competing. With at least 50 percent of the vote, Jindall avoided a Nov. 17 runoff race with Boasso. [3]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Border Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emergency Communications Preparedness and Response, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Fisheries Wildlife and Oceans
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November 2, 2004
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Health policy advisor, HHS, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals,
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Date of Birth: June 10, 1971


  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  2. Peter Whoriskey, “Jindal Win Louisiana Race, Becomes First Indian American Governor,” ‘’The Washington Post,’’ October 21, 2007.
  3. Peter Whoriskey, “Jindal Win Louisiana Race, Becomes First Indian American Governor,” ‘’The Washington Post,’’ October 21, 2007.

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