List of freshman class members of the 113th United States Congress

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The 113th United States Congress began on January 3, 2013. There were 12 new senators (eight Democrats, one Independent, three Republicans) and 82 new representatives (46 Democrats, 36 Republicans) at the start of its first session.

New members of the 113th Congress[edit]


This is the list of the freshman members in Senate Class 1, plus two members who were elected and one who was appointed (after the 113th Congress began) to fill unexpired terms in Senate Class 2. Twelve of the fourteen freshmen were first elected in 2012 into full terms that began with the Senate that commenced in 2013. Of the other freshmen, two were elected and one was appointed to fill unexpired terms that will end with the Senate that commenced in 2013.

State Image Senator Incoming class seniority Party change? Prior political experience Birth year
Arizona Jeff Flake, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Jeff Flake (R) 2nd
(87th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Jon Kyl (R)
Member of the U.S. House 1962
Connecticut Chris Murphy, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Chris Murphy (D) 4th
(89th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Joe Lieberman (I)
Member of the U.S. House
Connecticut Legislature
Hawaii Mazie Hirono, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Mazie Hirono (D) 5th
(90th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Daniel Akaka (D)
Member of the U.S. House
Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
Hawaii House of Representatives
Indiana Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Joe Donnelly (D) 3rd
(88th overall)
Open seat
Richard Lugar (R) defeated in primary
Member of the U.S. House
Maine Angus King, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Angus King (I) 7th
(92nd overall)
Open seat
Replaced Olympia Snowe (R)
Governor of Maine 1944
Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren--Official 113th Congressional Portrait--.jpg Elizabeth Warren (D) 10th
(95th overall)
Defeated Scott Brown (R) in general election
Special Advisor to the President for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
University professor
Nebraska Deb Fischer, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Deb Fischer (R) 11th
(96th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Ben Nelson (D)
State Senator 1951

New Mexico Martin Heinrich, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Martin Heinrich (D) 6th
(91st overall)
Open seat
Replaced Jeff Bingaman (D)
Member of the U.S. House
Albuquerque City Council
North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp official portrait 113th Congress.jpg Heidi Heitkamp (D) 12th
(97th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Kent Conrad (D)
Attorney General of North Dakota
Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
Texas Ted Cruz, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Ted Cruz (R) 9th
(94th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
Solicitor General of Texas 1970
Virginia Tim Kaine, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg Tim Kaine (D) 8th
(93rd overall)
Open seat
Replaced Jim Webb (D)
Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee
Governor of Virginia
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Mayor of Richmond
Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Tammy Baldwin (D) 1st
(86th overall)
Open seat
Replaced Herb Kohl (D)
Member of the U.S. House
State Assemblywoman

House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party change? Prior background Birth year
Alabama 1 Bradley Byrne (R) No Alabama State Senator (2003-2007), Alabama Two Year College Chancellor 1955
Arizona 1 Ann Kirkpatrick (D) Yes U.S. Representative for AZ-1 (2009-2011), State Representative 1950
Arizona 5 Matt Salmon (R) No U.S. Representative for AZ-1 (1995-2001), State Senator 1958
Arizona 9 Kyrsten Sinema (D) New seat State Senator, State Representative 1976
Arkansas 4 Tom Cotton (R) Yes Farmer, Captain US Army (ret.) 1977
California 1 Doug LaMalfa (R) No State Senator, Farmer 1960
California 2 Jared Huffman (D) No State Assemblyman, Attorney 1960
California 7 Ami Bera (D) Yes Physician 1965
California 8 Paul Cook (R) No State Assemblyman, Yucca Valley city council 1943
California 15 Eric Swalwell (D) No Dublin city councilman, Attorney 1980
California 21 David Valadao (R) New seat State Assemblyman, Dairy Farmer 1977
California 26 Julia Brownley (D) Yes State Assemblywoman, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board 1952
California 29 Tony Cardenas (D) New seat California State Assembly, Los Angeles City Councilman 1963
California 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) No State Senator, State Assemblywoman 1941
California 36 Raul Ruiz (D) Yes Physician 1972
California 41 Mark Takano (D) New seat Teacher 1960
California 47 Alan Lowenthal (D) New seat State Senator, State Assemblyman, Long Beach City Council 1941
California 51 Juan Vargas (D) No State Senator, State Assemblyman, San Diego City Council 1961
California 52 Scott Peters (D) Yes Port of San Diego Commissioner, San Diego City Council President 1961
Connecticut 5 Elizabeth Esty (D) No State Representative 1959
Florida 3 Ted Yoho (R) No Veterinary physician 1955
Florida 6 Ron DeSantis (R) New seat Lieutenant US Navy Reserve, prosecutor 1978
Florida 9 Alan Grayson (D) New seat U.S. Representative for FL-8 (2009-2011) 1958
Florida 18 Patrick Murphy (D) Yes Businessman 1983
Florida 19 Trey Radel (R) No Television reporter 1976
Florida 22 Lois Frankel (D) New seat Mayor of West Palm Beach, State Representative 1948
Florida 26 Joe Garcia (D) Yes Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact and Diversity, DoE 1963
Georgia 9 Doug Collins (R) New seat State Representative 1966
Hawaii 2 Tulsi Gabbard (D) No Honolulu City Council, Captain Army National Guard, State Representative 1981
Illinois 8 Tammy Duckworth (D) Yes Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, VA, Lieutenant Colonel US Army 1968
Illinois 10 Brad Schneider (D) Yes Management consultant 1961
Illinois 11 Bill Foster (D) Yes U.S. Representative for IL-14 (2008-2011), Physicist 1955
Illinois 12 William Enyart (D) No Adjutant General of Illinois, Major General National Guard 1949
Illinois 13 Rodney Davis (R) No Congressional staffer 1970
Illinois 17 Cheri Bustos (D) Yes East Moline alderman 1961
Indiana 2 Jackie Walorski (R) Yes State Representative, Television reporter 1963
Indiana 5 Susan Brooks (R) No U.S. Attorney for S.D. Ind., Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis 1960
Indiana 6 Luke Messer (R) No State Representative 1969
Kentucky 6 Andy Barr (R) Yes Lawyer 1973
Maryland 6 John Delaney (D) Yes Businessman 1963
Massachusetts 4 Joseph Kennedy III (D) No Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County 1980
Michigan 5 Dan Kildee (D) No Genesee County Treasurer, Genesee County commissioner 1958
Michigan 11 Kerry Bentivolio (R) No Reindeer farmer, Teacher, Sergeant First Class US Army 1951
Minnesota 8 Rick Nolan (D) Yes U.S. Representative for MN-08 (1975-1981), Minnesota House of Representatives 1943
Missouri 2 Ann Wagner (R) No United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, Chair of the Missouri Republican Party 1962
Montana AL Steve Daines (R) No Businessman 1962
Nevada 1 Dina Titus (D) No U.S. Representative for NV-3 (2009-2011), Nevada Senate Minority Leader, University professor 1950
Nevada 4 Steven Horsford (D) New seat State Senate Majority Leader 1973
New Hampshire 1 Carol Shea-Porter (D) Yes U.S. Representative for NH-1 (2007-2011) 1952
New Hampshire 2 Ann McLane Kuster (D) Yes Attorney, lobbyist 1956
New Mexico 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) No Bernalillo County Commission 1959
New York 6 Grace Meng (D) No State Assembly 1975
New York 8 Hakeem Jeffries (D) No State Assembly 1970
New York 18 Sean Patrick Maloney (D) Yes First Deputy Secretary to the Governor of New York, White House Staff Secretary 1966
New York 24 Dan Maffei (D) Yes U.S. Representative for NY-25 (2009-2011) 1968
New York 27 Chris Collins (R) Yes Erie County Executive 1950
North Carolina 8 Richard Hudson (R) Yes Congressional staffer 1971
North Carolina 9 Robert Pittenger (R) No State Senate 1948
North Carolina 11 Mark Meadows (R) Yes Real estate investor 1959
North Carolina 13 George Holding (R) Yes U.S. Attorney for E.D.N.C. 1968
North Dakota AL Kevin Cramer (R) No North Dakota Public Service Commission 1961
Ohio 2 Brad Wenstrup (R) No Physician, Lieutenant Colonel US Army Reserve 1958
Ohio 3 Joyce Beatty (D) New seat State Representative 1950
Ohio 14 David Joyce (R) No Geauga County Prosecutor 1957
Oklahoma 1 Jim Bridenstine (R) No Lieutenant Commander US Navy Reserve, Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium executive director 1975
Oklahoma 2 Markwayne Mullin (R) Yes Businessman 1977
Pennsylvania 4 Scott Perry (R) No State Representative 1962
Pennsylvania 12 Keith Rothfus (R) Yes Lawyer 1962
Pennsylvania 17 Matt Cartwright (D) No Lawyer 1961
South Carolina 7 Tom Rice (R) New seat Horry County Council Chairman 1959
Texas 14 Randy Weber (R) No State Representative, Pearland City Council 1953
Texas 16 Beto O'Rourke (D) No El Paso City Councilman, Businessman 1972
Texas 20 Joaquin Castro (D) No State Representative 1974
Texas 23 Pete Gallego (D) Yes State Representative 1961
Texas 25 Roger Williams (R) New seat Secretary of State of Texas 1949
Texas 33 Marc Veasey (D) New seat State Representative 1971
Texas 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. (D) New seat Attorney 1963
Texas 36 Steve Stockman (R) New seat U.S. Representative for TX-9 (1995-1997) 1956
Utah 2 Chris Stewart (R) New seat Author, businessman, US Air Force officer 1960
Washington 6 Derek Kilmer (D) No State Senator, State Representative 1974
Washington 10 Dennis Heck (D) New seat State House Majority Leader 1952
Wisconsin 2 Mark Pocan (D) No State Representative, Dane County Board of Supervisors 1964


  1. ^ While he caucused with the Democrats, Lieberman was an independent.

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Preceded by
List of 112th Congress freshmen
Freshman-class members of the 113th Congress Succeeded by
List of 114th Congress freshmen