/Julia Letlow, widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of coronavirus, will run for Congress
Julia Letlow, widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of coronavirus, will run for Congress

Julia Letlow, widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of coronavirus, will run for Congress


Julia Letlow, widow of GOP congressman-elect who died of coronavirus, will run for Congress
By Marisa Schultz | Fox News
Luke Letlow died just days before being sworn into office.
The widow of Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, who died after contracting COVID-19, will run to represent the Louisiana congressional district he was just days away from being sworn-in to serve.
Julia Letlow, a higher education professional, launched her congressional bid Thursday during an interview on KWCL-FM in Oak Grove, La., the same place where her late husband made his congressional announcement in March.
“I am running to continue the mission Luke started — to stand up for our Christian values, to fight for our rural agricultural communities, and to deliver real results to move our state forward,” Letlow, R-La., said in an announcement statement.

Luke Letlow died on Dec. 29, 2020, at the age of 41 from complications of coronavirus. He was to be sworn in on Jan. 3 to represent the 5th congressional district. He left behind his wife and two young children.
Gov. John Bel Edwards set a special election to fill out the remainder of Letlow’s term for March 20.
LUKE LETLOW, 41-YEAR-OLD CONGRESSMAN-ELECT, DIES WITH COVID-19
At least two other candidates who ran for the seat in last year’s election have announced they intend to compete for the job again: Sandra “Candy” Christophe, an Alexandria Democrat who finished third in the race, and Allen Guillory, an Opelousas Republican.
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