Julia (Julia) Letlow (R-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.8490
FAX: 202.225.5639
District: 985.284.5200
Room 142 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1805

Residence: Start, LA
Elected: 2021    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Luke Letlow (deceased)   DOB: 3/16/1981
Committee Assignments
FC MemberBipartisan Paid Family Leave Working Group
FC MemberMaternity Care Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
MemberHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Avoyelles Parish / Caldwell Parish / Catahoula Parish / Concordia Parish / East Carroll Parish / East Feliciana Parish / Franklin Parish / Grant Parish / Jackson Parish / La Salle Parish / Lincoln Parish / Madison Parish / Morehouse Parish / Ouachita Parish / Rapides Parish / Richland Parish / St. Helena Parish / St. Landry Parish / Tangipahoa Parish / Tensas Parish / Washington Parish / West Carroll Parish / West Feliciana Parish / Winn Parish


Congresswoman Julia Letlow represents Louisiana's 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the state's first Republican woman elected to Congress.

Julia took office in April 2021 after receiving 65 percent of the vote in a special election to win the seat previously won by her husband Luke, who passed away from complications of COVID-19 just days before taking office. She is the first woman to represent Louisiana in the House of Representatives in 30 years.

Julia serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, holding seats on the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.

A native of Monroe, Julia is a mother and professional in education who has dedicated her life to promote and advocate for higher education in Louisiana.

Julia graduated from the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM), with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in speech communication. After completing her doctorate in communication from the University of South Florida, she returned to ULM as the ombudsperson and special projects coordinator for the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, where she contributed to the development of the university's strategic plan.

Julia served as the executive director of external affairs and strategic communications at ULM from 2018 to 2019 and prior served as the director of marketing and communications for the university. She previously served at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans as the director of education, director of resident patient safety and quality improvement, and a clinical instructor of anesthesiology. She has also served as an instructor and teaching associate at ULM, Tulane University, and the University of South Florida.

Julia is raising her two young children in Start, Louisiana, and they worship at Covenant Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Monroe.