Julia Letlow

The first Republican woman to represent Louisiana in Congress, Julia is a mother of two who won a vacant seat after her husband, Luke, passed away from Covid at the end of 2020.

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Julia Letlow, widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, makes her way into a press conference at the Louisiana State Archives after signing up to run for the 5th District seat in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana voters are casting ballots for two vacant U.S. House seats in special elections. Saturday, March 20 primary elections aren’t expected to shake up the parties’ balance of power but could add a woman to the state’s all-male congressional delegation. Letlow is vying for the northeast Louisiana-based seat her husband Luke Letlow won in December but couldn’t fill because of his death from COVID-19 complications
Louisiana Elections, Baton Rouge, United States – 21 Jan 2021

JuliaLetlow

40, Louisiana — 5, R

Who are they?

The first Republican woman to represent Louisiana in Congress, Julia is a mother of two who won a vacant seat after her husband, Luke, passed away from Covid at the end of 2020.

Pre-Congress?

Julia was the executive director of external affairs and strategic communications at the University of Louisiana. She also worked at Tulane University School of Medicine as the director of education and director of resident patient safety and quality improvement. After her husband’s death, Julia became an advocate for Covid safety and encouraged Americans, especially hesitant Republicans, to get the vaccine.

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