Piyush “Bobby” Jindal is currently the 55th governor of Louisiana. A former U.S. Congressman, Bobby Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Indian immigrants. He graduated from Brown University with a double major in biology and public policy. Jindal was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and received his master’s in health policy.
Jindal served as the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush Administration and as representative for the First District of Louisiana. In Congress, he was elected Freshman Class President and served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the House Committee on Resources.
Jindal became governor of Louisiana in 2007 shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Jindal also oversaw the evacuation of almost 2 million people before Hurricane Gustav hit. Jindal then led the state through the detrimental BP oil spill in 2010. Jindal still resides in the Governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, with his wife Supriya and their three children.
FINANCIAL AID / STUDENT LOANS / COST OF EDUCATION
This article by the NASFAA points out Jindal’s differing actions towards higher education.
Huffington Post goes into further detail of Bobby Jindal’s Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) legislation.
In an opinion piece for USA Today, Bobby Jindal explains what measures he has taken to expand Louisiana’s economy and reduce the size of government.
This article by Louisiana State University professor Robert Mann discusses Bobby Jindal’s pledge for a better economy by describing the current living conditions in Louisiana.
APPROACH TO TERRORISM / EXTREMIST GROUPS
This article gives a brief description of his speech to the Henry Jackson Society and his outlook on terrorism.
This article written by CNN recounts statements made by Bobby Jindal regarding President Obama’s response to terrorism.
The Guardian details statements made by Bobby Jindal at a speech at the South Carolina Freedom Summit following the riots in Baltimore earlier this year.
Dating back to 2009, this article is in reaction to Bobby Jindal’s Republican response speech.