Consultant Cedric L. Richmond is about to hitch President-elect Joe Biden’s marketing campaign as its first nationwide co-chairman.
Richmond, who has represented New Orleans within the Home of Representatives for the previous 10 years and led the Congressional Black Caucus, has steadily emerged as one of the crucial influential Black voices in Congress. With the nod, which was introduced on Tuesday (November 17), he turns into one of many highest-appointed African American officers within the Biden Administration.
“He’s going to present straight recommendation,” Marc H. Morial, president of the Nationwide City League and a former mayor of New Orleans, mentioned in response to the New York Occasions. “He’s not a sure man.”
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“It sends a very highly effective sign to the Black neighborhood that Cedric goes to be in that core group,” added Morial, who additionally described Richmond as a “staff participant.”
At a Tuesday information convention in New Orleans, Richmond vowed to “provide recommendation to the president when he desires it, possibly generally when he doesn’t need it.”
The 47-year-old attended Morehouse School and Tulane Regulation College. He’s additionally an in depth ally of Consultant James E. Clyburn; whose endorsement of Biden within the South Carolina major performed a vital position in altering Biden’s destiny through the major season.
Addressing reporters and supporters on Tuesday, Richmond vowed to maintain his dwelling state in his pursuits whereas within the White Home.
“Once you speak concerning the wants of Louisiana, you need someone within the West Wing,” he mentioned.