Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) Featured Speaker at Conservative Party Reception

Brooklyn, NY - Michael R. Long, State Chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, announced today, that the Party's 2013 "Continuing the Fight to Preserve Our Liberties" Reception is on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street, New York, NY.

BobbyJindal.jpgThe cocktail reception begins at 6:00 PM. The featured speaker is Governor Bobby Jindal, (R-LA).

The son of immigrants from India, Bobby Jindal has enjoyed tremendous success as a politician. He became the first Indian American elected governor in the United States.  Jindal grew up in Louisiana and after graduating from Brown University in 1991, Jindal went to England to study different health-care systems as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He then went into business, working for the consulting firm McKinsey and Company during the mid-1990s.

In 1996, Jindal landed his first job in public service, becoming the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The department was in deep financial trouble when he took over. During his tenure, Jindal unearthed numerous cases of fraud and waste, and turned the health-care system around financially.

Jindal brought his health-care expertise to Washington, D.C., as the executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. He then focused his efforts on education as the president of the University of Louisiana System for several years. In 2001, Jindal joined the administration of President George W. Bush, as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two years later, he returned to Louisiana to run for Governor as a pro-life, anti-gun control candidate. Unsuccessful in 2003, he was not deterred and ran for Congress the next year and won. In 2007, he ran again for Governor and this time was elected (with 54% of the vote) and immediately started to tackle ethics and business-related issues. In 2011, Governor Jindal was re-elected in a landslide.

Jim Kerr, currently heard on NYC's Q104.3 in the mornings, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets can be purchased via forms available at the New York State Conservative Party's website.

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