Freshman members of the 111th Congress
These are the 65 freshman members of the 111th Congress. Click on a name to read information on their records and positions on issues. There were 39 Democrats (plus two non-voting members who caucus with Democrats) and 24 Republicans.
Senators elected in 2008 are members of Senate Class II.
There are currently nine new Senate freshman, but four to five will join it soon:
- Ted Kaufman (D) has been named to succeed Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Michael Bennet has been named to succeed Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) in the Senate, but the senators have not yet resigned their seats to join the Obama administration.
- Kirsten Gillibrand has been named to succeed Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).
- Roland Burris (D) has been named to succeed Barack Obama (D-Ill.), but his credentials have not yet been accepted by the Senate.
- Al Franken (D) has been certified as the winner of the Senate election in Minnesota by the state Canvassing Board, but incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman (R) has challenged the results, delaying the final certification.
The freshman class includes seven Democrats and two Republicans. It also includes Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), who were both representatives but won election to the Senate in 2008.
|Kay R. Hagan||Democratic||North Carolina|
|Jeanne Shaheen||Democratic||New Hampshire|
|Tom Udall||Democratic||New Mexico|
|Mark R. Warner||Democratic||Virginia|
There are currently 56 freshman members of the House (including one non-voting Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico and one non-voting delegate from Northern Marianas), but two others will likely join it soon:
- A special election will be held to replace Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), who has resigned from the House to join the Obama administration. A primary is scheduled for March 3rd and a general election is set for April 7th.
- A special election will be held to replace Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) once she resigns her seat to become the Secretary of Labor in the Obama administration. Once she resigns, the California governor must call for a special election within 14 days, and the election must be held within 140 days of that.
The freshman include 32 Democrats (plus the Northern Marianas' non-voting delegate and Puerto Rico's non-voting Resident Commissioner, both of whom caucus with the Democrats) and 22 Republicans.
|John Adler||Democratic||New Jersey|
|Anh "Joseph" Cao||Republican||Louisiana|
|Gerald E. Connolly||Democratic||Virginia|
|John Fleming Jr.||Republican||Louisiana|
|Martin Heinrich||Democratic||New Mexico|
|Duncan D. Hunter||Republican||California|
|Mary Jo Kilroy||Democratic||Ohio|
|Larry Kissell||Democratic||North Carolina|
|Leonard Lance||Republican||New Jersey|
|Chris Lee||Republican||New York|
|Ben Lujan||Democratic||New Mexico|
|Dan Maffei||Democratic||New York|
|Eric Massa||Democratic||New York|
|Michael McMahon||Democratic||New York|
|Pedro Pierluisi||Partido Nuevo Progresista||Puerto Rico||Resident Commissioner, caucuses with Democrats|
|Gregorio Kilili Sablan||Independent||Northern Marianas (At-Large)||Non-voting delegate, caucuses with Democrats|
|Harry Teague||Democratic||New Mexico|
|Paul Tonko||Democratic||New York|
Articles and references
- Class II "Senators Whose Term of Service Expire in 2015", Senate.gov, retrieved January 12, 2009
- Official bio, Marcia Fudge's official House website, retrieved Jan. 06, 2008.
- Agnes E. Donato, "Kilili to caucus with Democrats in US Congress," Saipan Tribune, Nov. 17, 2008.