Cedric Richmond to Become Senior Advisor in Biden Administration

Cedric Richmond

Data News Staff Edited Report

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond will leave his seat in Congress to join President-elect Joe Biden’s Administration as a Senior Adviser to the President and Director of Public Engagement.

The New Orleans Democrat announced the move Tuesday morning in a news conference at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans East, confirming reports from numerous media outlets.

Richmond, 47, described the decision to resign from the 2nd Congressional District seat he has held for a decade as a difficult one, but said he believes taking the post advising the president would allow him to better use his influence to help Louisiana.

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