Representative Cedric Richmond Set to Be a Senior Biden Adviser

first_imgMr. Richmond, who maintains an extensive political network and is known for delivering candid advice, will be a senior adviser to Mr. Biden and the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, roles that will allow him to build on his deep relationships in Congress, with key political constituencies and with Mr. Biden himself.“He’s going to give straight advice,” said Marc H. Morial, the president of the National Urban League and a former mayor of New Orleans, who has known Mr. Richmond since his days serving in the Louisiana state legislature. “He’s not a yes man.”“It sends a really powerful signal to the Black community that Cedric is going to be in that core group,” added Mr. Morial, also describing Mr. Richmond as a “team player.” During the past 10 years, Representative Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana has represented most of New Orleans in Congress, led the Congressional Black Caucus and steadily emerged as one of the most influential Black voices on Capitol Hill, a reputation he cemented when he joined President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign as its first national co-chairman.Now he is poised to become one of the highest-ranking Black officials in the Biden administration.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Young couple splash cash on luxury pad with “best views”

first_img PIECE OF JACKIE CHAN MOVIE HISTORY HITS MARKET 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral.A four-level non-riverfront luxury home at Balmoral has smashed a new Brisbane sales record for a property sub 405sq m.A young professional couple paid $3,500,000 for 9 Ryan Ave, which is atop Balmoral Hill.Surrounded by multimillion-dollar properties, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom architectural masterpiece was developed by Aurelien Berson Construction. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS: 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral.Belle Property – Bulimba selling agent Tony O’Doherty said the standout property had the “best views I’ve seen”.“The functionality of the home is great. The kitchen, living and dining areas are on top,” Mr O’Doherty said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral has sold to a young couple.According to CoreLogic data, a “comparable top recent sale” in 2019 was 23 Right St, Balmoral which sold on January 22 for $1,750,000 million.In terms of a similar lot size to 9 Ryan Ave, the data showed 23 Wright St, Balmoral sold for $1,750,000 million also in January this year.In September 2018, 3/46 Main Ave, Balmoral sold for $3,350,000 million. PROPERTY COMES WITH 100K WORTH OF CRYSTALS The views from 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral are next level. FAMILY SPLURGE ON LUXURY HOLIDAY HOME The spacious dining area at 9 Ryan Avenue, Balmoral.Other standout features of the home include an infinity pool, wine cellar, home cinema and lift.Mr O’Doherty said Brisbane’s middle to high-end market was performing well.“There’s plenty of people with plenty of money,” he said.“I don’t have enough properties to meet buyer demand.“I sold this property twice – I had a backup contract on it.”He said in the last few weeks he had sold two properties totalling $10 million in off-market transactions.He said the recent sale was credit to the developer who had another project underway at Bulimba.last_img read more