List of freshman class members of the 114th United States Congress

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The 114th United States Congress began on January 3, 2015. There are 13 new Senators (12R, 1D) and 60 new Representatives (45R, 15D).

New members of the 114th Congress[edit]

Senate[edit]

This is the list of the freshman members in Senate Class 2, plus one member who was elected to fill unexpired terms in Senate Class 3. Eleven of the twelve freshmen were first elected in 2014 into full terms that began with the Senate that commenced in 2015.

State Image Senator Incoming class seniority Party change? Prior political experience Birth year
Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan official.jpg Dan Sullivan (R) 13th
(100th overall)
Yes
Defeated Mark Begich (D)
Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources
Alaska Attorney General
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
1964
Arkansas Tom Cotton official Senate photo.jpg Tom Cotton (R) 6th
(93rd overall)
Yes
Defeated Mark Pryor (D)
Member of the U.S. House
Captain, U.S. Army
1977
Colorado Cory Gardner official Senate portrait.jpeg Cory Gardner (R) 4th
(91st overall)
Yes
Defeated Mark Udall (D)
Member of the U.S. House
State Representative
1974
Georgia David Perdue official Senate photo.jpg David Perdue (R) 9th
(96th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Saxby Chambliss (R)
Businessman 1949
Iowa Joni Ernst Official photo portrait 114th Congress.jpg Joni Ernst (R) 11th
(98th overall)
Yes
Open seat
Replaced Tom Harkin (D)
State Senator
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
1970
Louisiana Bill Cassidy official Senate photo.jpg Bill Cassidy (R) 3rd
(90th overall)
Yes
Defeated Mary Landrieu (D)
Member of the U.S. House
State Senator
1957
Michigan Gary Peters, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg Gary Peters (D) 2nd
(89th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Carl Levin (D)
Member of the U.S. House
State Senator
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
1958
Montana Steve Daines official Senate portrait.jpg Steve Daines (R) 7th
(94th overall)
Yes
Open seat
Replaced John Walsh (D)
Member of the U.S. House
Businessman
1962
Nebraska Ben Sasse Official photo.jpg Ben Sasse (R) 12th
(99th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Mike Johanns (R)
Midland University President 1972
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis Official Portrait.jpg Thom Tillis (R) 10th
(97th overall)
Yes
Defeated Kay Hagan (D)
State House Speaker 1960
Oklahoma James Lankford official Senate photo.jpg James Lankford (R) 5th
(92nd overall)
No
Special election
Member of the U.S. House 1968
South Dakota Mike Rounds official Senate portrait.jpg Mike Rounds (R) 8th
(95th overall)
Yes
Open seat
Replaced Tim Johnson (D)
South Dakota Governor
State Senator
1954
West Virginia Shelley Moore Capito official Senate photo.jpg Shelley Moore Capito (R) 1st
(88th overall)
Yes
Open seat
Replaced Jay Rockefeller (D)
Member of the U.S. House
State Delegate
1953

House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party change Prior background Birth year
Alabama 6 Gary Palmer (R) No Co-founder and president of Alabama Policy Institute 1954
Arizona 2 Martha McSally (R) Yes Colonel, U.S. Air Force 1966
Arizona 7 Ruben Gallego (D) No State Representative 1979
Arkansas 2 French Hill (R) No CEO, Delta Trust and Banking Corporation 1956
Arkansas 4 Bruce Westerman (R) No State House Majority Leader 1967
California 11 Mark DeSaulnier (D) No State Senator 1952
California 25 Steve Knight (R) No State Senator 1966
California 31 Pete Aguilar (D) Yes Mayor of Redlands 1979
California 33 Ted Lieu (D) No State Senator, Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Air Force) 1969
California 35 Norma Torres (D) No State Senator 1965
California 45 Mimi Walters (R) No State Senator 1962
Colorado 4 Ken Buck (R) No Weld County District Attorney 1959
Florida 2 Gwen Graham (D) Yes Leon County school administrator 1963
Florida 26 Carlos Curbelo (R) Yes Miami-Dade County Public School Board, lobbying firm founder 1980
Georgia 1 Buddy Carter (R) No State Senator, Mayor of Pooler 1957
Georgia 10 Jody Hice (R) No Baptist pastor, radio host 1960
Georgia 11 Barry Loudermilk (R) No State Senator 1963
Georgia 12 Rick W. Allen (R) Yes Businessman 1951
Hawaii 1 Mark Takai (D) No State Representative, Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army) 1967
Illinois 10 Bob Dold (R) Yes U.S. Representative for IL-10 (2011-2013) 1969
Illinois 12 Mike Bost (R) Yes State Representative 1960
Iowa 1 Rod Blum (R) Yes Businessman 1955
Iowa 3 David Young (R) No Legislative staffer 1968
Louisiana 5 Ralph Abraham (R) No Physician, veterinarian 1954
Louisiana 6 Garret Graves (R) No Chairman, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority 1972
Maine 2 Bruce Poliquin (R) Yes State Treasurer 1953
Massachusetts 6 Seth Moulton (D) No Captain, U.S. Marine Corps 1978
Michigan 4 John Moolenaar (R) No State Senator 1961
Michigan 8 Mike Bishop (R) No State Senate Majority Leader 1967
Michigan 11 David Trott (R) No Businessman 1960
Michigan 12 Debbie Dingell (D) No Board of Governors, Wayne State University 1953
Michigan 14 Brenda Lawrence (D) No Mayor of Southfield 1954
Minnesota 6 Tom Emmer (R) No State Representative 1961
Montana AL Ryan Zinke (R) No State Senator, Commander (U.S. Navy) 1961
Nebraska 2 Brad Ashford (D) Yes State Senator 1949
Nevada 4 Cresent Hardy (R) Yes State Assemblyman 1957
New Hampshire 1 Frank Guinta (R) Yes U.S. Representative for NH-1 (2011-2013), Mayor of Manchester 1970
New Jersey 3 Tom MacArthur (R) No Mayor of Randolph, businessman 1960
New Jersey 12 Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) No State Assembly Majority Leader 1945
New York 1 Lee Zeldin (R) Yes State Senator, Major (U.S. Army) 1980
New York 4 Kathleen Rice (D) No Nassau County District Attorney 1965
New York 21 Elise Stefanik (R) Yes White House staffer 1984
New York 24 John Katko (R) Yes Federal prosecutor 1962
North Carolina 6 Mark Walker (R) No Baptist pastor 1968
North Carolina 7 David Rouzer (R) Yes State Senator 1972
Ohio 8 Warren Davidson (R) No Business owner 1970
Oklahoma 5 Steve Russell (R) No State Senator, Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army) 1963
Pennsylvania 6 Ryan Costello (R) No Chester County Commissioner 1976
Pennsylvania 13 Brendan F. Boyle (D) No State Representative 1977
Texas 4 John Ratcliffe (R) No Mayor of Heath, U.S. Attorney for E.D. Tex. 1965
Texas 23 Will Hurd (R) Yes Central Intelligence Agency officer 1977
Texas 36 Brian Babin (R) No Lower Neches Valley Authority, Mayor of Woodville, dentist 1948
Utah 4 Mia Love (R) Yes Mayor of Saratoga Springs 1975
Virginia 8 Don Beyer (D) No Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein, Lieutenant Governor 1950
Virginia 10 Barbara Comstock (R) No State Delegate 1959
Washington 4 Dan Newhouse (R) No State Representative 1955
West Virginia 2 Alex Mooney (R) No Maryland State Senator, Chair of the Maryland Republican Party 1971
West Virginia 3 Evan Jenkins (R) Yes State Senator 1960
Wisconsin 6 Glenn Grothman (R) No State Senator 1955

Non-voting members[edit]

District Delegate Party change? Prior background Birth year
American Samoa at-large Amata Coleman Radewagen (R) Yes Journalist, RNC member 1947
Virgin Islands at-large Stacey Plaskett (D) No Attorney 1966
Preceded by
List of 113th Congress freshmen
Freshman-class members of the 114th Congress Succeeded by
List of 115th Congress freshmen