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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " CEDRIC RICHMOND " IS AN AMERICAN POLITICIAN WHO HAS BEEN THE U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FOR LOUISIANA'S 2nd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Cedric Richmond
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded byJoseph Cao
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 101st district
In office
2000 – 2011[1]
Preceded byNaomi White Farve
Succeeded byWesley T. Bishop
Personal details
BornCedric Levon Richmond
September 13, 1973 (age 42)
New OrleansLouisiana,U.S.A.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceNew Orleans
Alma materTulane University Law School(J.D.)
Morehouse College (B.A.)
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
WebsiteOfficial website
Cedric Levon Richmond[2] (born September 13, 1973) is an American politician in the Democratic Party who has been the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district since 2011. His district includes most of New Orleans.

Early life and education

He was raised in Eastern New Orleans, going to public schools. Richmond's father died when he was seven years old. His mother was a public school teacher and small business owner. Richmond graduated from Benjamin Franklin High SchoolMorehouse CollegeTulane School of Law and the Harvard University executive program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.[3]

Louisiana legislature

Then State Representative Richmond with FEMA officials and others
He was the Louisiana State Representative for District 101 (Orleans Parish) from 2000 to 2011.[1] Having been first elected shortly after his 27th birthday, at the time he took office he became one of the youngest legislators ever to serve in Louisiana. He served as the Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary and a member of the Ways and Means, House Executive, and Legislative Audit Advisory committees.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

From left, Senator Mark Warner, SenatorMichael Bennet, Senator Tom Udall, Former NBA player Muggsy Bogues, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Congressman Richmond.
In an across-the-aisle gesture which was rare in Congress at the time, Richmond in 2014 defended his Republican colleague Vance McAllister, who had become embroiled in an alleged adultery scandal. Richmond associated the controversy with "gotcha moments" in which the "two parties in this country have gone overboard...and taken joy in the pain of their supposed opponents".[5]
On June 9, 2014, Richmond introduced the Honor Flight Act (H.R. 4812; 113th Congress), a bill that would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling on an Honor Flight to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service.[6]

Elections

2008
Richmond came in third place in the seven-candidate primary election for the Democratic nomination for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, behind U.S. Representative William J. Jefferson and television newscaster Helena Moreno. During a primary debate, Richmond attempted to discredit Moreno with accusations of drug use, while she attempted to attack his personal integrity by bringing up his disqualification from the 2005 New Orleans City Council "D" District election.[7] Later in 2008, Richmond's law license was suspended for 6 months by the State Supreme Court in a 5–2 decision after it was found that he falsified a sworn statement claiming greater than 2 years residency in New Orleans' "D" District in order to be eligible for the district's City Council position.[8]
2010
Richmond challenged Republican incumbent Anh “Joseph” Cao for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district.
Richmond was the first candidate in the 2010 elections to have President Barack Obama appear in a television ad on his behalf.[9]
Most pundits reckoned Richmond as a heavy favorite to retake the seat for the Democrats, even in what was forecast to be a Republican year nationally. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index of D+25, the 2nd was far and away the most Democratic district in the country to be represented by a Republican. The next most Democratic district on that list,Delaware's At-large congressional district, had a PVI of D+7. In 2008 Obama had carried the 2nd with a 74 percent of the vote, his fifth-best performance in a Southern district and his 35th best nationally.
Richmond won the November 2, 2010 election in the heavily Democratic majority-minority district with 65 percent of the vote.[10]
2012

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Congressional Caucuses

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U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District-Democratic Party, 2010[11] August 28, 2010
CandidateAffiliationSupportOutcome
Eugene GreenDemocratic2,497 (10%)Defeated
Gary JohnsonDemocratic1,911 (8%)Defeated
Juan LaFontaDemocratic5,166 (21%)Defeated
Cedric RichmondDemocratic14,622 (60%)Won
U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District-Democratic Party, 2008[11]
Threshold > 50%
First Ballot, November 2, 2004
CandidateAffiliationSupportOutcome
James CarterDemocratic9,286 (13%)Defeated
Troy "C" CarterDemocratic5,797 (8%)Defeated
William J. JeffersonDemocratic17,510 (25%)Run-off
Byron L. LeeDemocratic8,979 (13%)Defeated
Helena MorenoDemocratic13,795 (20%)Run-off
Cedric RichmondDemocratic12,095 (17%)Defeated
Kenya J. H. SmithDemocratic1,749 (3%)Defeated
Louisiana State Representative, 101st District, 2007[11]
October 20, 2007
CandidateAffiliationSupportOutcome
Cedric L. RichmondDemocratic2,944 (73%)Elected
Roland BartheDemocratic1,107 (27%)Defeated
Louisiana State Representative, 101st District, 2003[11]
October 4, 2003
CandidateAffiliationSupportOutcome
Cedric RichmondDemocratic6,943 (78%)Elected
Willie Jones, Jr.Democratic1,906 (22%)Defeated
Louisiana State Representative, 101st District, 1999[11]
Threshold > 50%
First Ballot, October 23, 1999
CandidateAffiliationSupportOutcome
Wesley T. BishopDemocratic1,241 (14%)Defeated
Naomi White FarveDemocratic1,835 (21%)Defeated
Cedric RichmondDemocratic3,480 (40%)Run-off
Eddie ScottDemocratic2,119 (24%)Run-off
Second Ballot, November 20, 1999
CandidateAffiliationSupportOutcome
Cedric RichmondDemocratic3,980 63%)Elected
Eddie ScottDemocratic2,361 (37%)Defeated