with out special guest
- Governor of Louisiana
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
6:30 p.m. General Reception-Cash Bar
7:15 p.m. Dinner
Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Dr., Raleigh, N.C.
Price: Sold Out
Join us in Raleigh for our 19th Anniversary Celebration, with our special guest, Governor Bobby Jindal.
Bobby Jindal was sworn in as Governor of Louisiana in January 2008, the youngest governor in the nation.
Shortly after taking office, Governor Jindal called a special session to address comprehensive ethics reform, the cornerstone of his election platform. Louisiana’s new ethics laws are now among the best in the nation. He called a second special session and eliminated burdensome taxes that were hurting Louisiana’s businesses. His plans include reforming the state's health care, education, and transportation systems, encouraging workforce development and continuing hurricane recovery efforts.
Jindal was born in Baton Rouge on June 10, 1971. He graduated from Brown University with honors in biology and public policy. He attended Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar.
In 1996, he was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the state’s largest Agency. He rescued Louisiana's Medicaid program from bankruptcy, childhood immunizations increased, and Louisiana ranked third best nationally in health care screenings for children. Jindal was successful in turning the agency's $400 million budget deficit he inherited into a surplus of $220 million.
In 1998, Jindal was appointed Executive Director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, the driving force behind Medicare reform. 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.
He served under President George W. Bush as the principal policy adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
In 2004 he was elected to the United States Congress and was chosen Freshman Class President and Assistant Majority Whip. Jindal was re-elected to Congress in 2006 with 88 percent of the vote.
In October 2007, Jindal received 54 percent of the vote for governor of Louisiana winning 60 of 64 parishes. Jindal was frequently mentioned in McCain circles as a Vice Presidential pick in 2008, and he is considered as a possible presidential candidate in 2012.
Jindal and his wife Supriya have three young children.
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