Monday, October 22, 2007

Indo-American Elected First Non-white Governor of Louisiana

Recently, I talked about IAC, the Indo-American Council and its inaugural conference attended by many elected officials of Indian-origin across the United States. Well, there is one new significant addition: Bobby Jindal.

Here's a BBC report that caught my attention:
The US state of Louisiana has elected its first non-white governor, Bobby Jindal, since the 1870s.Mr Jindal, 36, also becomes the youngest US governor and the first Indian-American to head a state.The Republican took 54% of the vote to win outright over his nearest rival, Democrat Walter Boasso, who got 18%.

I see it as good news for aspiring second-generation
non-white Americans seeking public service positions as a career option.
Congratulations to Bobby and his family.

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