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Julia Letlow sworn in as Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District representative

By: - April 14, 2021 12:22 pm

Julia Letlow (blue dress) was sworn in as the U.S. representative for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District Wednesday by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (red pantsuit). Letlow ran for a seat left open by the death of her husband, Luke, who died of COVID-19 before he could be sworn into office. Her late husband’s father held the Bible during her swearing-in ceremony. (Screenshot from CSPAN)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.