Julia Letlow, the widow of Louisiana GOP Congressman-elect Luke Letlow who tragically died from COVID-19 complications in December before he could take office, is running for his seat, she announced Thursday.
The mom-of-two announced her candidacy in a statement where she explained she was “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.”
“Luke and I have been best friends and a team for eight years, and we always believed that you have to work hard for your dreams and often that requires stepping out and taking a leap of faith,” she wrote.
“Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment. My motivation is the passion Luke and I both shared: to better this region that we called home and to leave it in a better place for our children