Congressman Cedric Richmond was first elected to represent Louisiana’s Second Congressional District, which includes most of New Orleans, in 2010. Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Richmond served as a Louisiana State Representative from 2000–2011, initially one of the youngest legislators to ever serve in the state of Louisiana. Congressman Richmond was previously the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and currently serves as the Democratic Assistant to the Majority Whip. He serves on the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Homeland Security, and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition.
Congressman Richmond was first endorsed by JStreetPAC in 2016 and has since a supporter of the pro-Israel, pro-peace values. In the last Congress, he signed onto J Street’s priorities including letters calling for the restoration of aid to UNRWA and the PA and reaffirming support for the two-state solution. He cosponsored H.Res. 326, which gets Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.