Widow of incoming House member, who died from COVID, to run for his seat

Julia Letlow, the widow of Republican Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, who died from coronavirus complications in December before he could be sworn in, will run for Congress to fill the Louisiana seat he could not fill.

“Everything in my life and in my marriage has prepared me for this moment,” Letlow, 41, said in a statement, the Monroe News Star reported. “My motivation is the passion Luke and I both shared: to better this region that we called home and to leave it a better place for our children and future generations.”

Luke Letlow was elected to Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District seat in November
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