Baton Rouge, LA – Julia Letlow, Ph.D., today qualified as a candidate for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.
Letlow, a native of Monroe, is running for the same seat that her late husband Congressman-elect Luke Letlow successfully won last December.
“Now, it’s time for me to share with you more of who I am and what I stand for. In my career in higher education, I’ve had time to refine a vision for our district. One where we can work together to uplift our communities out of poverty through jobs and opportunity. Where the best natural resources and the best people attract businesses to create more jobs right here at home.
"Where our children aren’t forced out of state for opportunity, and instead grow their careers, build their families and pass on their legacies from generation to generation right here. Where everyone has access to broadband so that people can work and children can learn.
"Today, I pick up the torch and start this journey to share with you my vision and qualifications, but most importantly I want to earn your trust, your prayers and your vote. I’m so thankful Luke paved the way for the 5th district, and I intend to continue the mission he started, to deliver real results for the people and the communities I love so much,’’ said Julia Letlow.
About Julia Letlow:
Julia Letlow 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 has an accomplished career as an executive-level administrator in higher education. She is a forward-thinking visionary with a strong leadership philosophy and the ability to motivate others. She is an expert in developing marketing campaigns and media relations and experienced in building strategic relationships with federal, state, and local elected officials and has proven fiscal responsibility with large budgets, has teaching and research experience in health communication, and has useful public speaking, planning, organizational, and fundraising skills. Julia Letlow, is raising her two young children in Start, LA, and they worship at Covenant Presbyterian Church(EPC) in Monroe.