Cedric Richmond

Born Sep 13, 1973

Cedric Levon Richmond is the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, which includes most of New Orleans. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

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    Congressional Black Caucus Members Back Boycott Because Oscars So White
    Huffington Post - Jan 22, 2016
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    House Republicans Are Trying To Slip Bank Deregulation Into Highway Bill
    Huffington Post - Nov 03, 2015
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    Jared Polis Convinced Enda Has Enough Support To Pass The House
    Huffington Post - Nov 08, 2013
  • Susan Buchanan: New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac But Streetlights Are A Worry
    Huffington Post - Sep 19, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cedric Richmond.


1973 Birth Born on September 13, 1973.


2000 26 Years Old He was the Louisiana State Representative for District 101 (Orleans Parish) from 2000 to 2011. … Read More


2005 31 Years Old …  During a primary debate, Richmond attempted to discredit Moreno with accusations of drug use, while she attempted to attack his personal integrity by bringing up his disqualification from the 2005 New Orleans City Council "D" District election.
Later in 2008, Richmond's law license was suspended for 6 months by the State Supreme Court in a 5–2 decision after it was found that he falsified a sworn statement claiming greater than 2 years residency in New Orleans' "D" District in order to be eligible for the district's City Council position. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Richmond was the first candidate in the 2010 elections to have President Barack Obama appear in a television ad on his behalf.


2014 40 Years Old In an across-the-aisle gesture which was rare in Congress at the time, Richmond in 2014 defended his Republican colleague Vance McAllister, who had become embroiled in an alleged adultery scandal. … Read More
2015 41 Years Old Until his election in 2015 to the Louisiana House of Representative, Richmond's special projects director was the African-American Democrat Jimmy Harris, a New Orleans lawyer.
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