Cedric Richmond

American politician

Cedric Levan Richmond (born September 13, 1973)[2] is an American lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was a U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 2011 to 2021.

Cedric Richmond
Cedric Richmond official photo.jpg
Director of the Office of Public Engagement
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byTimothy Pataki
Senior Advisor to the President
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJared Kushner
Stephen Miller
Ivanka Trump
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 15, 2021
Preceded byJoseph Cao
Succeeded byTroy Carter
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 101st district
In office
January 6, 2000 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byNaomi White Farve
Succeeded byWesley Bishop
Personal details
Born
Cedric Levan Richmond

(1973-09-13) September 13, 1973 (age 48)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Raquel Greenup (m. 2015)
[1]
Children1
EducationMorehouse College (BA)
Tulane University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

In 2019, he was named the first national co-chairman of the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign.[3]

On September 5, 2020, he was named a co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition Team, which is planning Biden's presidential transition.[4][5]

On November 17, 2020, Richmond announced he would leave Congress in January 2021 to serve as Senior Advisor to the President and director of the Office of Public Liaison.[6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Times-Picayune, Bruce Alpert, NOLA com |. "Scalise meets A-Rod, Richmond gets hitched and GOP opposes EPA water rule - On the Hill". NOLA.com.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Glueck, Katie (2019-05-31). "Cedric Richmond, Biden's New Co-Chairman, Sees a Path to the Nomination in the South". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  4. "Cindy McCain Joins Biden-Harris Transition Team's Advisory Board". President-Elect Joe Biden. 28 September 2020. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. "Biden Transition Organization - Staff, Advisors". www.democracyinaction.us. 9 November 2017. Archived from the original on October 29, 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  6. Mackel, Travers (November 17, 2020). "Cedric Richmond officially announces that he will vacate Senate seat for role with Biden administration". WDSU News. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  7. Jansen, Bart (November 17, 2020). "Joe Biden names 9 top White House appointees, including Rep. Cedric Richmond and campaign manager O'Malley Dillon". USA TODAY. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  8. Shear, Michael; Glueck, Katie (November 17, 2020). "Biden to Name Campaign Manager, Congressional Ally and Close Friend to Key Staff Jobs". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved November 17, 2020.