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Leonard Bollingham

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Leonard Bollingham
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Governor of Louisiana
Former Candidate
High schoolEast Jefferson High School
Bachelor'sLouisiana Tech University (1984)
Master'sLouisiana State University (1988 and 1992)
Place of birthNew Orleans, LA
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Leonard Bollingham was an Independent candidate for Governor of Louisiana in the 2011 election.[1] He lost to incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal in the October 22, 2011 primary election.


Bollingham is a network analyst at Louisiana State University. He earned a B.S. in petroleum engineering from Louisiana Tech University, an M.S. in systems/computer science, an MBA from Louisiana State University and a Doctorate of Science in information technology and systems engineering from Louisiana State University.[2]


In a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Times-Picayune, Bollingham identified the following priorities:

  • jump-start the oil industry and drilling with our own teams of inspectors
  • work smarted to fix roads, bridges, parks and other state infrastructure
  • improve state's educational experiences from the ground up
  • work with the legislature and every party to make Louisiana the best state it can be[3]



The Louisiana Gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal captured more than 50 percent of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election was held Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of governor did not appear on the ballot.[4]

Governor of Louisiana, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Jindal Incumbent 65.8% 673,239
     Democratic Tara Hollis 17.9% 182,925
     Democratic Cary Deaton 4.9% 50,071
     Democratic Trey Roberts 3.3% 33,280
     Independent David Blanchard 2.6% 26,705
     Democratic Niki Bird Papazoglakis 2.1% 21,885
     Libertarian Scott Lewis 1.2% 12,528
     Independent Robert Lang, Jr. 0.9% 9,109
     Independent Ron Caesar 0.8% 8,179
     Independent Leonard Bollingham 0.5% 5,242
Total Votes 1,023,163


Bollingham is an amateur film maker.[2] He is divorced and has one child.[3]

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