Bobby Jindal was sworn in as governor of Louisiana on January 14, 2008.
Jindal has put forth detailed plans for reforming our state’s health care, education and transportation systems, as well as for encouraging workforce development and continuing recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
In 1994, Jindal went to work for McKinsey and Company as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies before entering public service. In 1996, he was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. In 1998, Jindal was appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. At the conclusion of the Commission’s work, Jindal was appointed president of the University of Louisiana System, the 16th largest higher education system in the country.
In 2004 he was elected to the 109th United States Congress representing the first district of Louisiana. In Congress he served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the House Committee on Homeland Security, and the House Committee on Resources. Jindal was re-elected to Congress in 2006.
Jindal graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1988 and went on to attend Brown University where he graduated with honors in biology and public policy. Following his graduation from Brown he attended Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar. He and his wife, Supriya, have three young children.