Bobby Jindal (Withdrew) quotes, statements and views
Bobby Jindal is unique in American politics, in that in 2007 he became the first Indian American in history to be elected as a governor in the United States.
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1971, Bobby Jindal is a republican who first ran for office in 2003 as Governor of Louisiana. Failing, largely due to being an unknown candidate, Bobby Jindal instead campaigned to represent Louisiana in the U.S. Senate in 2004.
Winning the 2004 election, Bobby Jindal became the second Indian American in Congress and became popular among Louisiana voters after working hard to pass legislation targeted at aiding the state of Louisiana’s recovery after hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Re-elected in 2006, Bobby Jindal served on the House Committee of Homeland Security, the House Committee on Resources and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Recognized and highly regarded within the Republican Party for his conservative views, Jindal was a vocal supporter of President George W. Bush era social welfare reform, but critical of Bush himself for not calling for further spending cuts.
Running for Governor of Louisiana again in 2007, Bobby Jindal was a favorite throughout the campaign and won against eleven other candidates.
In response to Bobby Jindal streamlining government functions in Louisiana and strong management, Louisiana’s credit rating was improved in 2009, with the states economic future being regarded as ‘positive’ by Standard & Poor.
Well regarded by his electorate, Bobby Jindal was in the meantime praised for the way he oversaw one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history in Louisiana after coming to office, in response to hurricane Gustav. Praised for mobilizing 3000 national guard troops and purchasing generators for hospitals and care homes likely to be affected by the hurricane, Bobby Jindal has since been acknowledged as the possible reason why only 16 people overall were killed in Louisiana when the hurricane made landfall.