Cedric Richmond attended Morehouse College in Atlanta ( Georgia), the Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans and then to 1995. After a subsequent law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, he was admitted in 1998 as a lawyer. He also studied at Harvard University, both belonging to John F. Kennedy School of Government. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1999 and 2008 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. He has at times been chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Tax Committee and two other committees. In 2008, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for the congressional elections.
In the congressional elections of 2010 was Richmond but then in the second electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of him previously defeated Republican Joseph Cao on January 3, 2011. He was one of only three Democrats who have won one previously held by Republicans office in that year; This also succeeded John C. Carney in Delaware and Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii.
In Congress, he is a member of the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Small Business and in two sub-committees. He is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the New Democrat Coalition within the party.
In the congressional elections in 2012 Richmond was achieved with a vote share of 55 percent of the initial re-election.