First non-white Governor elected in Louisiana in over 100 years
Sunday, October 21, 2007
On Saturday, it was announced that the first non-white Governor had been elected for the State of Louisiana in the United States in over 100 years. He is also the youngest Governor ever elected in Louisiana.
"Let's give our homeland, the great state of Louisiana, a fresh start. They can either go quietly or they can go loudly, but either way, they will go," said Jindal during his victory speech. He plans to improve education throughout the state and cut taxes.
The local and statewide results from Louisiana's primary election yesterday have cast doubt upon the theory that the Republican Party was injured politically from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- Melinda Deslatte. "Jindal Wins Louisiana Governor's Race" — , October 21, 2007
- "Indian-American wins in Louisiana" — , October 21, 2007
- Miguel Bustillo. "Louisiana elects young, Indian-American governor" — , October 21, 2007