Luke Letlow

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Luke Letlow
Member-elect of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 5th district
Died before taking office
Preceded byRalph Abraham
Succeeded byJulia Letlow
Personal details
Luke Joshua Letlow

(1979-12-06)December 6, 1979
Monroe, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedDecember 29, 2020(2020-12-29) (aged 41)
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Political partyRepublican
EducationLouisiana Tech University (BS)
WebsiteOfficial website

Luke Joshua Letlow (December 6, 1979[2] – December 29, 2020) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana's 5th congressional district in November 2020 but died before he could take office.

Before his election to Congress, Letlow served as chief of staff to retiring Representative Ralph Abraham and former Governor Bobby Jindal. He was born in Monroe, Louisiana.

On December 18, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Letlow announced that he had tested positive for the virus and was hospitalized in Monroe.[3] He was later trasnferred to Shreveport, Louisiana on December 23.[4] He died six days later at the age of 41.[5]

References[change | change source]

  2. Akin, Stephanie (December 5, 2020). "Luke Letlow Wins Runoff to Succeed His Boss, Ralph Abraham, in Louisiana's 5th District". Roll Call. Retrieved December 6, 2020. ... Letlow, who turns 41 on Sunday ...'
  3. Zanona, Melanie (December 29, 2020). "Louisiana congressman-elect dies of Covid". POLITICO. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  4. "Letlow transferred to ICU for COVID-19 treatment". Associated Press. December 23, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  5. Team, WDSU Digital (December 30, 2020). "Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies from COVID-19". WDSU. The following statement was issued by Bautsch: "Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away this evening at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport due to complications from COVID-19."