The General Services Administration (GSA) has not recognized Joe Biden as the President of the United States, but that isn’t stopping Biden from assembling a presidential team. Biden announced members of the incoming White House senior staff.
Representative Cedric Richmond was selected as Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Richmond, a Morehouse and Tulane University School of Law alum, is the first African American official named for the incoming Biden-Harris Administration.
In a written statement released by his transition team, Biden wrote, ” I am proud to announce additional members of my senior team who will help us build back better than before. America faces great challenges, and they bring diverse perspectives and a shared commitment to tackling these challenges and emerging on the other side, a stronger, more united nation.”
Richmond has represented Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2011 and has an impactful resume. He currently works as the Co-Chair of the Biden-Harris Transition Team. While on the campaign trail, he spent time as National Co-Chairman of the Biden-Harris Campaign.
As a Congressman, Richmond served as the House Democratic Assistant to the Majority Whip. His service extends to the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Committee on Judiciary, the House Committee on Homeland Security. He was also chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.