Julia Letlow, the widow of Republican congressman-elect Luke Letlow who died of coronavirus in late December, declared on Thursday she would run for the seat her spouse was set to fill.
“Almost everything in my lifestyle and in my relationship has organized me for this second,” she reported in a assertion posted to Fb. “My inspiration is the passion Luke and I both of those shared: to much better this region that we termed house and to go away it a much better place for our young children and future generations.”
She added: “I am operating to continue the mission Luke started off — to stand up for our Christian values, to struggle for our rural agricultural communities and to deliver actual final results to transfer our point out forward.”
The distinctive election for Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District is set for March. The district is reliably Republican.
Luke Letlow died on December 29 immediately after remaining identified with coronavirus on December 18.
He served as chief of workers to Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham, and won a runoff election last calendar year for the seat soon after his former boss determined not to run for reelection right after a few phrases in workplace. Letlow also labored for former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.