May 14, 2024

Cassidy, Kennedy Introduce Bill to Designate Post Office in Honor of Luke Letlow

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced legislation to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Benedette Street in Rayville, Louisiana, as the “Luke Letlow Post Office Building”. Luke Letlow was a Start native who dedicated his life to public service. He was elected in 2020 to represent the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana but died of complications from COVID-19 before being sworn into office.

“Luke’s death at too young of an age due to COVID robbed his family, Louisiana, and our nation of a man who served others his entire professional life,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This post office naming memorializes his work, his life, and the tragedy of COVID.”

“Luke Letlow led an amazing life as a devoted Christian, husband, father and public servant. He dedicated his career to improving the lives of Louisianians, especially north Louisiana, and our state is very grateful for his life and contributions. Through the renaming of the post office in Rayville, I know Luke’s memory will live on for the years to come in Richland Parish,” said Senator Kennedy.

Cassidy delivered a speech on the U.S. Senate floor in support of the bill and to honor Luke Letlow’s life of service.

Companion legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA-01) with support from the entire Louisiana House Congressional delegation, including Luke Letlow’s widow U.S. Representative Julia Letlow (R-LA-05). It passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 7, 2024.