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Old friend in high places: Mr. Jindal goes to Washington

December 1st, 2004 · 1 Comment

Speaking of people in the news… a college friend of Enoch’s and mine has now become a Congressman. Last year I wrote a few times about Bobby Jindal’s candidacy for governor of Louisiana. He lost in a close election and then decided to run to be a Representative. Not only did he win by a large margin (80%) but he also got himself elected president of the House Republican’s freshman class. Yet with all this attention, he seems to still be the sweet guy I knew years ago:

News stories nationwide noted that he is the first Indian-American in nearly 50 years to be elected to Congress. He won another election as well, Jindal will serve as president of the House Republican’s freshman class.

Jindal says he was flattered by the media attention on him during this year’s Congressional race but hopes the state becomes the bigger story.

And remember, seven years after landing on the 40 under 40 list as secretary of the state Department of Health and Hospitals, he’s still just 33.

“I hope it’s also a chance to showcase Louisiana,” he says. “People know Louisiana is good for food and music, but it’s also good for business.”

I’m excited for him and I hope all goes well for Bobby and his family!

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  • 1 Katherine // Dec 2, 2004 at 11:05 pm

    That’s awesome about Bobby, Julie! David knew him too. I totally missed this news in the election. Thanks for letting us all know. 🙂

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