Cedric Levan Richmond (born September 13, 1973) is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district since 2011. His district includes most of New Orleans.
From 2017 to 2019, Richmond served as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. He is the only Louisiana Democrat serving in either chamber of Congress. He served as State Representative from New Orleans to the Louisiana State House from 2000 to 2011. In 2019, he was named the first national co-chairman of the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign. On September 5, 2020, he was named a co-chair of Biden’s presidential transition. On November 17, 2020, Richmond announced he would leave Congress in January 2021 to serve as Senior Advisor to the President and director of the Office of Public Liaison.