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A Year of Governors: Bobby Jindal

Governor Bobby Jindal addresses the legislature2019 is the Year of Governors on the LDMA!  We’ve been highlighting a different Louisiana governor every month in honor of the gubernatorial election in October. 

This month, we’re concluding our series with Governor Bobby Jindal (b. 1971).  Jindal, a native of Baton Rouge, represented Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District from 2005-2008.  He served as Louisiana’s 55th Governor from 2008-2016.  Jindal holds the distinction as the first Indian American governor in the United States.  Here are a few of our best videos on Governor Jindal:

Decision 2003 Debate with Bobby Jindal and Kathleen Blanco


Gubernatorial Debate (2003)

View LPB’s final Decision 2003 gubernatorial debate between the two run-off candidates – former DHH Secretary Bobby Jindal and Lt. Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.


2007 Gubernatorial Debate with Bobby Jindal, John Georges, Foster Campbell and Walter Boasso


Leading Louisiana: The Candidates Speak (2007)

Watch LPB’s 2007 debate between the four candidates for governor – Bobby Jindal, John Georges, Foster Campbell, and Walter Boasso.


Governor Bobby Jindal's 2008 Inauguration


Inauguration (2008)

See LPB’s live coverage of the historic inauguration of Governor Bobby Jindal at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.



Governor Bobby Jindal's Republican Response to the State of the Union Address


Response to State of the Union Address (2009)

In this story from Louisiana: The State We’re In, view highlights and reviews of Governor Jindal’s Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.


Governor Bobby Jindal Interview in 2009


Stimulus Money or Not? (2009)

Watch a story from Louisiana: The State We’re In on Governor Jindal’s decision to reject a $100 million portion of the federal economic stimulus package.


Rally for Economic Survival in Lafayette in 2010


Rally for Economic Survival (2010)

See highlights of Governor Jindal’s speech at the Rally for Economic Survival against the Obama Administration’s moratorium on deep water offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.


Governor Bobby Jindal's 2012 Inauguration


Inauguration (2012)

View LPB’s live coverage of the second inauguration of Governor Bobby Jindal at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, including his introduction by former Governor Mike Foster.



Governor Bobby Jindal visits the Bayou Corne sinkhole


Jindal Visits Bayou Corne (2013)

In this story from Louisiana: The State We’re In, watch Governor Bobby Jindal’s first visit to the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish.



Governor Bobby Jindal announces presidential campaign


Presidential Campaign (2015)

See highlights from Governor Jindal announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential election at a campaign rally in Kenner.



Governor Bobby Jindal speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club


Baton Rouge Press Club (2015)

In his final visit to the Baton Rouge Press Club as governor, watch Governor Jindal reflect on his accomplishments during his eight years in office.



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Governors of LouisianaYou can check out our past posts on Huey P. Long, Earl K. Long, Jimmie Davis, John McKeithen, Edwin Edwards, Dave Treen, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster, and Kathleen Blanco. You can also explore more stories on Louisiana Governors!