• JINDAL, BOBBY
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Experience: Governor, State of Louisiana, 2007-present
Campaign Status: Dropped out
Home State: Louisiana
Total Raised: $1,442,464Coverage End: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Personal

    Full Name: Piyush 'Bobby' Amrit Jindal
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Supriya; 3 Children: Selia, Shaan, Slade
    Birth Date: 06/10/1971
    Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
    Home City: Baton Rouge, LA
    Religion: Roman Catholic

Education

    Masters, Literature/Healthcare Policy, Oxford University, 1994
    Bachelors, Biology/Public Policy, Brown University, 1991

Political Experience

    Governor, State of Louisiana, 2007-present
    Former Assistant Majority Whip, United States House of Representatives
    Representative, United States House of Representatives, Louisiana, District 1, 2004-2008
    Candidate, Governor of Louisiana, 2003

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Former Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, United State House of Representatives
    Former Member, Homeland Security Committee, United States House of Representatives
    Former Member, Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives
    Chair, Republican Governors Association, 2012
    Executive Director, Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, 1998-1999

Professional Experience

    Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, United States Department of Health and Human Services,2001-2003
    President, University of Louisiana System, 1999-2001
    Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 1996-1998
    Consultant, McKinsey and Company, 1994-1996

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Former Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, England

About Bobby Jindal

In 2008, after Senator John McCain’s campaign shortlisted Gov. Bobbly Jindal as one of his potential running mates for the presidential election, the newly-elected Louisiana Governor was requested to submit his personal information for vetting. Gov. Jindal politely said no, indicating that he already got the job that he wants.

The “young Ronald Reagan,” as conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh once called him, first ran for Governor in 2003. Despite finishing first in the open primary, the-then 32-year old Jindal lost to Democrat Kathleen Blanco during the second round of balloting by a narrow 4%.

Undeterred, he contested the staunchly conservative Louisiana's 1st Congressional district for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and emerged the winner, recording an impressive 71.7% margin of victory. The Roman Catholic convert repeated the feat two years later, winning his reelection by an even more remarkable margin of 80.74%!

He ran for governor again in 2007, and amidst cries of "bubbas for Bobby," the ethnic Punjabi crushed his eleven competitors in the first round voting in the open primary and was sworn in as Louisiana’s 55th Governor on January 14, 2008.

Total: 8
Bobby Jindal drops out of White House race

The Louisiana governor had given little sign in recent days that he was close to suspending his campaign.

11/17/2015
By Alex Isenstadt | POLITICO
Jindal edges ahead of Bush in Iowa poll

Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor who has been relegated to the undercard debate throughout the GOP presidential race, has edged out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in a new poll of Iowa.

11/02/2015
By Ben Kamisar | The Hill
Bobby Jindal To Screen Graphic Planned Parenthood Videos On His Lawn

The governor will play the videos during a pro-Planned Parenthood rally at his mansion.

08/20/2015
By Laura Bassett | The Huffington Post
Bobby Jindal's Clickbait Campaign
08/14/2015
BY BEN GEMAN | NATIONAL JOURNAL
Jindal plans to talk about Trump to ensure media will cover him

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a new strategy Monday in an attempt to siphon some news media attention from Donald Trump and to his own struggling campaign: Talk about Donald Trump.

08/10/2015
By Neetzan Zimmerman | The Hill
Jindal hits Kasich for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare

Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) criticized Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare at a presidential debate on Thursday. 

08/06/2015
By Peter Sullivan | The Hill
Bobby Jindal announces entry into 2016 presidential race

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party now struggling to become one again, announced Wednesday that he is running for president in 2016.

06/24/2015
By David A. Fahrenthold, James Hohmann | The Washington Post
Total: 20
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Support
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Support
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

Strongly Oppose
10. Expand the military

Support
11. Support & expand free trade

Strongly Oppose
12. Support American Exceptionalism

Strongly Support
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

No Opinion
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Oppose
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

No Opinion
Total: 68
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
04/20/2007 H.R.1988 To establish the Gulf Coast Disaster Loan Refinancing Program. 04/20/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
03/15/2007 H.R.1549 College and University Hurricane Revitalization Act of 2007 06/27/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.
03/09/2007 H.R.1446 To amend the Small Business Act to allow an increased deferment period for loans under the 7(b) loan program. 03/09/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
01/30/2007 H.R.730 To provide funds to certain State and local governments to pay for utility costs resulting from the provision of temporary housing units to evacuees from Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes of the... 01/31/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
01/23/2007 H.R.641 To clarify the tax treatment of certain payments made to homeowners by the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the Mississippi Development Authority. 01/23/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
01/23/2007 H.R.640 Health and Higher Education Facilities Improvement Act of 2007 01/23/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
01/23/2007 H.R.639 To designate as HUBZones the disaster areas associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 01/23/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.
01/23/2007 H.R.638 Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007 03/01/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
01/04/2007 H.R.165 Realistic Roofing Tax Treatment Act of 2007 01/04/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
01/04/2007 H.R.164 Policyholder Disaster Protection Act of 2007 01/04/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
01/04/2007 H.R.163 Permanent Marriage Equity Act of 2007 01/04/2007 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
01/04/2007 H.R.162 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Boundary Adjustment Act of 2007 04/17/2007 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 59.
01/04/2007 H.Res.21 To honor and recognize the achievements of Craig Webre for his 15 years of dedicated service as Sheriff of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. 02/02/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
10/11/2006 H.R.6106 To extend the waiver authority for the Secretary of Education under title IV, section 105, of Public Law 109-148. 10/11/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-323. (TXT | PDF)
09/25/2006 H.R.1515 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Boundary Adjustment Act of 2006 09/26/2006 Received in the Senate.
09/21/2006 H.Res.1034 Honoring the life of Sister Leonella Sgorbati. 09/25/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations.
07/28/2006 H.R.6001 To require the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish an identity verification system that ensures that disaster assistance payments are paid only to qualified individuals. 07/31/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
07/25/2006 H.R.5013 Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006 08/04/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
07/13/2006 H.R.5794 Flood Mitigation Enhancement Act of 2006 08/31/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.
07/13/2006 H.R.5793 To require the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security and State governments, to develop detailed operational plans regarding Defense Support to Civil... 08/10/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.
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