Congressman Cedric Richmond was first elected to represent Louisiana’s 2nd district, which includes most of New Orleans, in 2010. Congressman Richmond is the current chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He serves on the Committee on the Judiciary, and Committee on Homeland Security and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition.
Prior to his election to Congress, Richmond served as a Louisiana State Representative from 2000-2011, one of the youngest legislators to ever serve in the state of Louisiana. Born and raised in New Orleans, Richmond earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and his Juris Doctorate from the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Congressman Richmond supports a strong US-Israel relationship, and believes that the US should play a leading role in efforts to secure a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians through a negotiated two-state solution. During his time in Congress, Richmond supported the Iran nuclear deal and signed on to the Price-Connolly letter, a bipartisan effort signed by 191 Members of Congress to urge President Trump to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.