Monday, November 26, 2012


On 17 November 2012 13:26, Brian & Shirley <> wrote:

A friend from Canada asked me about Jindal and it got me thinking, so I googled to see how many others of Indian descent were involved in American politics.  I profiled the three most interesting and followed with a list.  Impressive. Shirley
Republican Governor of Louisiana. Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (June 10, 1971) was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal, who came to the United States as immigrants from Punjab, India, six months before he was born. He is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana, having won that office in both the 2007 and the 2011 elections. Jindal, a former Congressman, is a member of the Republican Party. Jindal is the first Indian American to become governor of an American state.
File:NikkiHaley.jpg Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley (born January 20, 1972) is an American politician and the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010.
Tulsi Gabbard (born April 12, 1981) is an American politician and the Democratic Congresswoman-elect for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. She will be the first Hindu member and one of the first female combat veterans in the United States Congress. Tulsi Gabbard was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, the fourth of five children of Mike Gabbard and Carol Porter Gabbard. Her family moved to Hawaii in 1983 when Tulsi was two. Tulsi grew up in a multicultural, multi-religious household. Her father is of Samoan/Caucasian heritage and is a practicing Catholic who is a lector at his church, but also likes to practice mantra meditation, including kirtan. Her mother is Caucasian and a practicing Hindu. Tulsi fully embraced Hinduism as a teenager. Her father is currently the State Senator for Hawaii's 19th District.

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