List of freshman class members of the 112th United States Congress

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Freshman class of the House of Representatives, January 2011

The 112th United States Congress began January 3, 2011. There were 13 new senators (one Democrat, 12 Republicans) and 94 new representatives (nine Democrats, 85 Republicans) at the start of its first session.[1]

This freshmen was overwhelmingly Republican, resulting in an even larger prevalence of Republican freshmen than during the Republican Revolution of 1994, with approximately 23% of the 47 elected Republican senators and 33% of the 242 elected Republican representatives being first-timers.

New members of the 112th Congress[edit]


State Image Senator Party change? Prior political experience Birth year
Arkansas John Boozman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Boozman, John (R) Yes
Defeated Blanche Lincoln
United States Representative for AR-3, Rogers Public School Board member 1950
Connecticut Richard Blumenthal Official Portrait.jpg Blumenthal, Richard (D) No
Open seat; Replaced Chris Dodd
State Attorney General, State Senator, State Representative, United States Attorney 1946
Florida Marco Rubio, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Rubio, Marco (R) No
Open seat; Replaced George LeMieux
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, West Miami City Commissioner 1971
Indiana Dan Coats, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Coats, Dan (R) Yes
Open seat; Replaced Evan Bayh
United States Ambassador to Germany, United States Senator (1989–1999), United States Representative for IN-4 1943
Kansas Jerry Moran, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Moran, Jerry (R) No
Open seat; Replaced Sam Brownback
United States Representative for KS-1, State Senator 1954
Kentucky Rand Paul, official portrait, 112th Congress alternate.jpg Paul, Rand (R) No
Open seat; Replaced Jim Bunning
none 1963
Missouri Roy Blunt, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Blunt, Roy (R) No
Open seat; Replaced Kit Bond
U.S. Representative for MO-7, Missouri Secretary of State, Greene County Clerk 1950
New Hampshire Kelly Ayotte, Official Portrait, 112th Congress 2.jpg Ayotte, Kelly (R) No
Open seat; Replaced Judd Gregg
State Attorney General 1968
North Dakota John Hoeven, Official Senate Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Hoeven, John (R) Yes
Open seat; Replaced Byron Dorgan
Governor of North Dakota, President of the Bank of North Dakota 1957
Ohio Rob Portman portrait.jpg Portman, Rob (R) No
Open seat; Replaced George Voinovich
United States Trade Representative, Director of Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Representative for OH-2 1955
Pennsylvania Pat Toomey, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Toomey, Pat (R) Yes
Open seat; Arlen Specter lost primary
United States Representative for PA-15, Allentown Government Study Commission 1961
Utah Mike Lee official portrait 112th Congress.jpg Lee, Mike (R) No
Open seat; Bob Bennett lost nomination
none 1971
Wisconsin Ron Johnson, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Johnson, Ron (R) Yes
Defeated Russ Feingold
none 1955

House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Change? Prior background Birth year
Alabama 2 Martha Roby (R) Yes Montgomery City Councilwoman 1976
Alabama 5 Mo Brooks (R) No Madison County Commissioner, District Attorney, State Representative 1954
Alabama 7 Terri Sewell (D) No Public finance attorney 1965
Arkansas 1 Rick Crawford (R) Yes Businessman, Radio broadcaster 1966
Arkansas 2 Tim Griffin (R) Yes U.S. Attorney for E.D. Ark. 1968
Arkansas 3 Steve Womack (R) No Mayor of Rogers 1957
Arizona 1 Paul Gosar (R) Yes Dental surgeon 1958
Arizona 3 Ben Quayle (R) No Attorney, Businessman 1976
Arizona 5 David Schweikert (R) Yes Maricopa County Treasurer, State Representative, Businessman 1962
California 19 Jeff Denham (R) No State Senator 1967
California 33 Karen Bass (D) No State Assembly Speaker 1953
Colorado 3 Scott Tipton (R) Yes State Representative 1950
Colorado 4 Cory Gardner (R) Yes State Representative 1974
Delaware AL John Carney (D) Yes Lieutenant Governor of Delaware 1956
Florida 2 Steve Southerland (R) Yes Businessman 1965
Florida 5 Rich Nugent (R) No Hernando County Sheriff 1951
Florida 8 Daniel Webster (R) Yes State Senate Majority Leader, State House Speaker 1949
Florida 12 Dennis A. Ross (R) No State Representative 1959
Florida 17 Frederica Wilson (D) No State Senator, State Representative, Miami-Dade County School Board Member, Skyway Elementary School Principal 1942
Florida 22 Allen West (R) Yes Lt. Col. United States Army, (Ret.) 1961
Florida 24 Sandy Adams (R) Yes State Representative 1956
Florida 25 David Rivera (R) No State Representative 1965
Georgia 7 Rob Woodall (R) No Congressional staffer 1970
Georgia 8 Austin Scott (R) Yes State Representative 1969
Hawaii 1 Colleen Hanabusa (D) Yes State Senate President 1951
Idaho 1 Raúl Labrador (R) Yes State Representative 1967
Illinois 8 Joe Walsh (R) Yes Professional fundraiser 1961
Illinois 10 Robert Dold (R) No Businessman 1969
Illinois 11 Adam Kinzinger (R) Yes United States Air Force, McLean County Board Member 1978
Illinois 14 Randy Hultgren (R) Yes State Senator, State Representative, DuPage County Board Member 1966
Illinois 17 Bobby Schilling (R) Yes Pizzeria owner 1964
Indiana 4 Todd Rokita (R) No State Secretary of State, Attorney 1970
Indiana 8 Larry Bucshon (R) Yes Doctor of Cardiothoracic surgery 1962
Indiana 9 Todd Young (R) Yes United States Navy, Attorney 1972
Kansas 1 Tim Huelskamp (R) No State Senator, Farmer 1968
Kansas 3 Kevin Yoder (R) Yes State Representative 1976
Kansas 4 Mike Pompeo (R) No Republican National Committeeman 1964
Louisiana 2 Cedric Richmond (D) Yes State Representative 1973
Louisiana 3 Jeff Landry (R) Yes Attorney, Businessman 1970
Maryland 1 Andy Harris (R) Yes State Senator, Doctor of Anesthesiology 1957
Massachusetts 10 Bill Keating (D) No Norfolk County District Attorney, State Senator, State Representative 1952
Michigan 1 Dan Benishek (R) Yes Surgeon 1952
Michigan 2 Bill Huizenga (R) No State Representative 1969
Michigan 3 Justin Amash (R) No State Representative 1980
Michigan 7 Tim Walberg (R) Yes U.S. Representative for MI-7 (2007–2009), State Representative 1951
Michigan 13 Hansen Clarke (D) No State Senator, State Representative 1957
Minnesota 8 Chip Cravaack (R) Yes Airline pilot 1959
Mississippi 1 Alan Nunnelee (R) Yes State Senator 1958
Mississippi 4 Steven Palazzo (R) Yes State Representative 1970
Missouri 4 Vicky Hartzler (R) Yes State Representative 1960
Missouri 7 Billy Long (R) No Auctioneer 1955
Nevada 3 Joe Heck (R) Yes State Senator, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1961
New Hampshire 1 Frank Guinta (R) Yes Mayor of Manchester, State Representative 1970
New Hampshire 2 Charles Bass (R) Yes U.S. Representative for NH-2 (1995–2007), State Senator, State Representative 1952
New Jersey 3 Jon Runyan (R) Yes Football Player 1973
New Mexico 2 Steve Pearce (R) Yes U.S. Representative for NM-2 (2003–2009), State Representative 1947
New York 13 Michael Grimm (R) Yes Businessman, FBI Agent 1970
New York 19 Nan Hayworth (R) Yes Doctor of Ophthalmology 1959
New York 20 Chris Gibson (R) Yes Col. United States Army, (Ret.) 1964
New York 24 Richard Hanna (R) Yes Businessman 1951
New York 25 Ann Marie Buerkle (R) Yes Assistant State Attorney General, Syracuse Common Councilor, Nurse 1951
North Carolina 2 Renee Ellmers (R) Yes Nurse 1964
North Dakota AL Rick Berg (R) Yes State House Majority Leader 1959
Ohio 1 Steve Chabot (R) Yes U.S. Representative for OH-1 (1995–2009), Hamilton County Commissioner, Cincinnati City Councilman 1953
Ohio 6 Bill Johnson (R) Yes Lt. Col. United States Air Force, (Ret.) 1954
Ohio 15 Steve Stivers (R) Yes State Senator 1965
Ohio 16 Jim Renacci (R) Yes Businessman, Mayor of Wadsworth 1958
Ohio 18 Bob Gibbs (R) Yes State Senator, State Representative 1954
Oklahoma 5 James Lankford (R) No Youth camp director 1968
Pennsylvania 3 Mike Kelly (R) Yes Businessman, Butler City Councilman, Butler Area School Board Member 1948
Pennsylvania 7 Pat Meehan (R) Yes U.S. Attorney for the E.D. Pa., D.A. for Delaware County 1955
Pennsylvania 8 Mike Fitzpatrick (R) Yes U.S. Representative for PA-8 (2005–2007), Bucks County Commissioner 1963
Pennsylvania 10 Tom Marino (R) Yes U.S. Attorney for the M.D. Pa., D.A. for Lycoming County 1952
Pennsylvania 11 Lou Barletta (R) Yes Mayor of Hazleton, City Councilman, Businessman 1956
Rhode Island 1 David Cicilline (D) No Mayor of Providence, State Representative 1961
South Carolina 1 Tim Scott (R) No State Representative, Charleston County Council Chair 1965
South Carolina 3 Jeff Duncan (R) No State Representative, Real estate broker 1966
South Carolina 4 Trey Gowdy (R) No Solicitor of South Carolina's 7th Judicial Circuit 1964
South Carolina 5 Mick Mulvaney (R) Yes State Senator, State Representative 1967
South Dakota AL Kristi Noem (R) Yes State Representative, Rancher 1971
Tennessee 3 Chuck Fleischmann (R) No Attorney 1962
Tennessee 4 Scott DesJarlais (R) Yes Physician 1964
Tennessee 6 Diane Black (R) Yes State Senator, State Representative, Nurse 1951
Tennessee 8 Stephen Fincher (R) Yes Businessman, Farmer, Gospel singer 1973
Texas 17 Bill Flores (R) Yes Texas Real Estate Commissioner, Oil & natural gas executive 1954
Texas 23 Quico Canseco (R) Yes Banker 1949
Texas 27 Blake Farenthold (R) Yes Radio talk show host 1961
Virginia 2 Scott Rigell (R) Yes Car dealership owner 1960
Virginia 5 Robert Hurt (R) Yes State Senator, State Delegate, Chatham Town Council 1969
Virginia 9 Morgan Griffith (R) Yes State House Majority Leader 1958
Washington 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) Yes State Representative 1978
West Virginia 1 David McKinley (R) Yes State Delegate, State Republican Party Chair 1947
Wisconsin 7 Sean Duffy (R) Yes Ashland County District Attorney, Reality TV star 1971
Wisconsin 8 Reid Ribble (R) Yes Roofing contractor 1956


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Preceded by
List of 111th Congress freshmen
Freshman-class members of the 112th Congress Succeeded by
List of 113th Congress freshmen