Biography

Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA02)Congressman Cedric Richmond represents Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Richmond currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on the Judiciary. Outside of Committee service. He is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition and serves as the House Democratic Assistant to the Majority Whip. 

As a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Richmond works to ensure New Orleans and surrounding communities are adequately prepared for any emergency through oversight of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). He also works to ensure the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure, borders, and ports. He is also the Chairman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee.

As a member of the Committee on the Judiciary, the second oldest standing committee in Congress, Congressman Richmond works with committee members to exercise oversight responsibility for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security.

During the 116th Congress, Congressman Richmond served as the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He is currently the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. 

Born and raised in New Orleans, Congressman Richmond is a strong believer in the value of mentorship in his hometown. He is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and his Juris Doctorate from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. Congressman Richmond is also a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2019, Congressman Richmond was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame.