Republican Presidential Candidate Governor Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is recognized as one of the rising leaders of the Republican Party and a significant voice for integrity and conservatism in American politics. Currently in his second term as governor of Louisiana, Jindal’s administration has enacted comprehensive reforms within state government to make government smaller and more efficient, all without raising taxes.
Jindal first implemented comprehensive ethics reform, and Louisiana now has some of the toughest ethics laws in the nation. His administration also implemented one of the nation’s largest school choice systems, allowing more children to move from failing schools to schools that provide them with a better education for their individual needs. His administration also passed reforms that reward teachers
for their hard work in educating Louisiana’s children. As a result, the number of failing schools in Louisiana has been cut in half and Louisiana’s high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high.
Choosing not to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s plan, the Governor instead implemented transformational reforms in the state’s Medicaid and public safety-net health care system through a network of public-private partnership hospitals. The hospitals are transforming access to services, lowering costs and providing better educational experiences for future doctors — all without federal expansion and bureaucracy.
Under his administration, economic development wins have resulted in more than 91,000 new jobs
and more than $62 billion in private capital investment, further driving Louisiana’s economic success story. Louisiana now ranks higher in every national business-climate ranking than it ever did prior to January 2008. Today in Louisiana, more than 2 million people are working — the highest number in Louisiana history.
Jindal is also credited with orchestrating the largest evacuation of citizens in U.S. history — successfully moving 1.9 million civilians out of the path of Hurricane Gustav in 2008. He led the state through the recovery of several other natural and manmade disasters, including the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Hurricane Isaac.
Jindal graduated with honors in biology and public policy from Brown University and then completed studies in political science as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He has worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, as executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, as president of the University of Louisiana System, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2004, Jindal was elected to the 109th United States Congress representing the First District of Louisiana and was re-elected to Congress in 2006. As a U.S. representative, Jindal served on a number of committees including the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Gov. Jindal and his wife Supriya reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and are the proud parents of three children.
To learn more about Governor Jindal and his campaign for President, please visit http://www.bobbyjindal.com.