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Statement from Speaker Schexnayder on death of Luke Letlow

“We were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow.

Luke served as Congressman Abraham’s Chief of Staff before running and winning the election to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. He died on Tuesday after battling COVID-19, leaving behind his wife Julia and two very young children.

As I sit here this morning thinking about the friend we lost way too soon, I am reminded of how we should take advantage of the time we have with the ones we love. It makes me think about what’s important in life. It’s so easy to say; I’ll be right back, hold on I’m busy, or even give daddy a minute. I’ll read you a book later.

This pandemic is real and it’s taken too many of our loved ones. Too many husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons.

Luke lived his life fully and loved his family and friends with all of his heart. Pray for his family today and hold yours close. We do not know how much time we are given and should take advantage of every second we have.”

Clay Schexnayder

Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives