Julia Letlow

U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Julia Letlow represents Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Julia took office in April 2021 after running in a special election to win the seat previously won by her husband Luke, who passed away from COVID-19 just days before taking office. She serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, holding seats on the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, as well as the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies. She also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

A native of Monroe, Julia graduated from the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM), with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in speech communication. She then went on to earn her PhD in communications from the University of South Florida. Since then, she has dedicated her life to promote and advocate for higher education in Louisiana. Prior to running for Congress, Julia held numerous executive roles in higher education at ULM and Tulane University School of Medicine. Julia is raising her two young children, Jeremiah and Jacqueline, in Start, Louisiana.

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