Another of the young rising stars in the Republican Party won yesterday's gubernatorial election in Louisiana, making him the youngest governor in the nation.
Congressman Bobby Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants, is 36 years old. He had run for the governor's seat four years ago when he lost to Kathleen Blanco. After Hurricane Katrina and the debacle that ensued concerning Gov. Blanco's leadership, voters went with the GOP.
Congressman Jindal was included in the latest edition of RNC's "Rising Tide" magazine listing forty-two of the rising stars of the Republican Party who are young, energetic, and dedicated to advancing the Party at the local, state, and national levels.
An Oxford Rhodes Scholar, he was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals at the age of 24. In 2004 he was elected to Congress at age 33. Now, three years later, he is heading to the governor's mansion.
Governor-elect Jindal will take office in January.