Julia Janelle Letlow is an American politician and academic administrator serving as the US representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district since 2021.
12 Facts About Julia Letlow
Julia Letlow earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in speech communications from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in communications from the University of South Florida in 2012.
Julia Letlow's dissertation was titled Giving Meaning to Grief: the Role of Rituals and Stories in Coping with Sudden Family Loss.
Julia Letlow dedicated it to her brother, Jeremy, who died in an automobile collision.
Julia Letlow worked as director of education and patient safety for Tulane University School of Medicine.
Julia Letlow decided to run in the special election for the vacant seat in January 2021.
Julia Letlow is the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Louisiana.
Julia Letlow released a statement criticizing the Biden administration for "immigration detainees being released" in Louisiana, writing, "I join my fellow members of the Louisiana delegation in demanding a thorough and complete explanation of this situation and urge the Administration to stop these releases immediately".
In July 2021, Julia Letlow told KNOE-TV that there was "Nothing like a pandemic to bring to light how vital rural broadband is to our district", and said that rural broadband can provide better access to quality healthcare and education.
Julia Letlow said she would have joined the majority of Republican representatives in objecting the results of the 2020 presidential election in Congress, had she been in office at the time.
Julia Letlow met her former husband in high school and they married in 2013.
Julia Letlow addressed vaccine hesitancy among Republicans and encouraged them to get the COVID-19 vaccine, invoking her husband's death from the virus.