A congressman-elect from Louisiana has died of Covid-19, the state’s governor, John Bel Edwards introduced on Tuesday night time.
Luke Letlow, 41, was elected in November to interchange Consultant Ralph Abraham, for whom he had been chief of workers, within the Fifth Congressional District, which runs up the middle of the state to the Arkansas border.
Edwards, in a sequence of tweets, stated that Letlow, a Republican, “felt a calling from a younger age to serve the individuals of his residence state, working behind the scenes for former Governor Bobby Jindal and serving” on Abraham’s workers.
On his LinkedIn profile Letlow described himself as a “ninth technology Louisianian who’s labored tirelessly alongside Congressman Ralph Abraham to defend our values and our lifestyle. I do know we’d like a fighter in Congress who will be part of President Trump to defeat radical socialism and strengthen our financial system.”
In response to the profile, he graduated from Louisiana Tech College and labored for Jindal when Jindal was a congressman and after he turned governor.
In an announcement, the Louisiana congressional delegation stated Letlow’s “household — like so many others who’ve been affected by this evil illness — wants our prayers.”
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an announcement, praised his dedication to public service and stated “because the Home grieves Congressman-elect Letlow’s passing, our sorrow is compounded by the grief of so many different households who’ve additionally suffered lives lower quick by this horrible virus.”
Edwards, a Democrat, identified on Twitter that the state “has misplaced greater than 7,300 individuals to Covid-19 since March.”