Freshman Class of the 112th Congress

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Cedric Richmond (D-2nd District)

About: Richmond started coaching youth basketball teams at a New Orleans playground when he was 16 and was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives shortly after he turned 27.

Election Results:
Cedric Richmond (D): 64.6%
Joseph Cao (R): 33.5%


Jeff Landry (R-3rd District)

About: A Gulf War veteran, Landry achieved the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army. Before becoming an attorney and running unsuccessfully for a state Senate seat in 2007, Landry worked a stint as a sheriff's deputy. Landry will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Natural Resources committees.

Election Results:
Jeff Landry (R): 63.8%
Ravi Sangisetty (D): 36.2%

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