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On November 2, 2010, Richmmond won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Anh "Joseph" Cao ([[Republican|R]]), Anthony Marquize ([[Independent]]), and Jack Radosta ([[Independent]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>  
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|candidate2=Anh "Joseph" Cao
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|votes1 = 83705
|votes2 = 43378
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Revision as of 14:33, 24 April 2013

Cedric Richmond
Cedric Richmond.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 2
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PredecessorJoseph Cao (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,077,330
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
High schoolBenjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor'sMorehouse College
J.D.Tulane University
Date of birthSeptember 13, 1973
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
Net worth$27,502
Office website
Campaign website
Cedric Levon Richmond (b.September 13, 1973) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 2nd congressional district. Richmond was first elected to the House in 2010.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Richmond is a "centrist Democratic follower".[1]


Richmond was born in 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he also attended high school. He earned his B.A. from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Tulane University.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Richmond's political career[2]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Richmond serves on the following committees:[3]


Richmond served on the following House committees:[4]


Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Richmond voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]



See also: Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Richmond ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 2nd District. Richmond, the incumbent, defeated Gary Landrieu (D), Dwayne Bailey (R), Josue Larose (R), and Caleb Trotter (L) in the November 6 blanket primary.[6][7] Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates did not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they went to a runoff, to be held on December 8.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Richmond Incumbent 55.2% 158,501
     Democratic Gary Landrieu 25% 71,916
     Republican Dwayne Bailey 13.5% 38,801
     Republican Josue Larose 3.9% 11,345
     Libertarian Caleb Trotter 2.4% 6,791
Total Votes 287,354
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign Themes

The followings are issues highlighted at Richmond's campaign website.[8]

  • Excerpt: On Crime - "Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, yet our crime rate is still unacceptably high. It is clear that the “lock them up and throw away the key” approach to crime isn’t working. Instead, what we need to stop simply reacting to crime after it happens, and start finding ways to prevent it."[9]
  • Excerpt: On the Economy- " That’s why I am committed to investing in a strong and more educated workforce that has economic security and is better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21stcentury... One way I believe we can do this is with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC reduces or eliminates the taxes that low-income, married or single working people pay (such as payroll taxes)."[10]


Richmond's most recent ad can found at his campaign website.[11]

Cedric Richmond, "Accountable"[12]

Full history

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richmond is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Richmond raised a total of $2,077,330 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7,2013.[14]

Cedric Richmond's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 2) Won $937,451
2010 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 2) Won $1,139,879
Grand Total Raised $2,077,330


Breakdown of the source of Richmond's campaign funds for the 2012 election.

Richmond won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $937,451 and spent $826,311.[15]


Breakdown of the source of Richmond's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Richmond won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $1,139,879 and spent $1,134,506.[16]


Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Richmond missed 73 of 1,695 roll call vote from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013s. This amounts to 4.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[17]

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Richmond paid his congressional staff a total of $834,040 in 2011. He ranks 9th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 81st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranks 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[18]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Richmond's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$47,994 and $102,998. This averages to $27,502, which is a 44.74% increase since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[19]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Richmond's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-48,996 and $86,998. That averages to $19,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[20]

Political Positions

National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.


According to the data released in 2013, Cedric Richmond was ranked the 120th most liberal representative during 2012. This is the most liberal ranking held by a representative of Louisiana.[21]


According to the data released in 2012, Cedric Richmond was ranked the 94th most liberal representative during 2011. This ranking is the most liberal possessed by a representative of Louisiana. [22]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Cedric Richmond voted with the Democratic Party 90.5% of the time, which ranked 140 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[23]

Recent news

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Richmond lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.[24]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Cao
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana, District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louisiana House of Representatives
Succeeded by