Born and raised in New Orleans, Cedric Richmond was elected to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 after more than a decade of service in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Cedric currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on the Judiciary. Through oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), he works to ensure New Orleans and surrounding communities fully recover from recent devastation.

Cedric is an active member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Congressional Gulf Coast Caucus, the Maritime Caucus, and the Mississippi River Valley and Tributaries Caucus.

In 2010, Time magazine included Cedric in its 40 Under 40 list and declared him one of the “rising stars of American politics”. Cedric earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and his Juris Doctorate from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. Cedric is also a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He is a strong believer in the value of mentorship in his beloved hometown of New Orleans and serves as community baseball coach and youth mentor.