List of freshman class members of the 116th United States Congress

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The 116th United States Congress began on January 3, 2019. There were nine new senators (two Democrats, seven Republicans) and a minimum of 89 new representatives (59 Democrats, 29 Republicans, with one open seat pending), as well as one new delegate (a Democrat) at the start of its first session.

The Co-Presidents of the House Democratic Freshman Class are Colin Allred and Haley Stevens, while the President of the House Republican Freshman Class is Mark E. Green.[1][2]

New members of the 116th Congress[edit]

Senate[edit]

State Image Senator Incoming class seniority Party change Prior political experience Birth year
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally official Senate headshot 116th congress.jpg Martha McSally (R) 4th
(95th overall)[a]
No
Gubernatorial appointment
Replaced Jon Kyl (R)
U.S. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district 1966
Arizona Kyrsten Sinema (cropped) Kyrsten Sinema (D) 2nd
(93rd overall)
Yes
Open seat
Replaced Jeff Flake (R)
U.S. Representative for Arizona's 9th congressional district
State Senator
State Representative
1976
Florida Official Portrait of Senator Rick Scott (R-FL).jpg Rick Scott (R) 9th
(100th overall)[b]
Yes
Defeated Bill Nelson (D)
Governor of Florida 1952
Indiana Mike Braun, Official Portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Mike Braun (R) 7th
(98th overall)
Yes
Defeated Joe Donnelly (D)
State Representative 1954
Missouri Josh Hawley, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Josh Hawley (R) 8th
(99th overall)
Yes
Defeated Claire McCaskill (D)
State Attorney General 1979
Nevada Jacky Rosen, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Jacky Rosen (D) 5th
(96th overall)
Yes
Defeated Dean Heller (R)
U.S. Representative 1957
North Dakota Kevin Cramer, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Kevin Cramer (R) 3rd
(94th overall)
Yes
Defeated Heidi Heitkamp (D)
U.S. Representative
State Party Chair
1961
Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) official headshot - 116th Congress.jpg Marsha Blackburn (R) 1st
(92nd overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Bob Corker (R)
U.S. Representative
State Senator
1952
Utah Mitt Romney official US Senate portrait.jpg Mitt Romney (R) 6th
(97th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Orrin Hatch (R)
Governor of Massachusetts
2012 presidential nominee
1947

House of Representatives[edit]

District Image Representative Party change Prior experience Birth year
Arizona 2 Ann Kirkpatrick, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ann Kirkpatrick (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Martha McSally (R)
U.S. Representative for AZ-1 (2009–2011, 2013–2017), State Representative 1950
Arizona 9 Greg Stanton, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Greg Stanton (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Kyrsten Sinema (D)
Mayor of Phoenix, Phoenix City Councilor 1970
California 10 Josh Harder, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Josh Harder (D) Yes
Defeated Jeff Denham (R)
Businessman 1986
California 21 TJ Cox, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg TJ Cox (D) Yes
Defeated David Valadao (R)
Engineer, businessman 1963
California 25 Katie Hill, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Katie Hill (D) Yes
Defeated Steve Knight (R)
Nonprofit director 1987
California 39 Gil Cisneros official portrait.jpg Gil Cisneros (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Ed Royce (R)
Philanthropist, lottery winner 1972
California 45 Katie Porter (D) Yes
Defeated Mimi Walters (R)
Attorney, law professor 1974
California 48 Harley Rouda, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Harley Rouda (D) Yes
Defeated Dana Rohrabacher (R)
Real estate businessman 1961
California 49 Mike Levin.jpg Mike Levin (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Darrell Issa (R)
Environmental attorney, clean energy businessman 1978
Colorado 2 Joe Neguse, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Joe Neguse (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Jared Polis (D)
Attorney 1984
Colorado 6 Jason Crow, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Jason Crow (D) Yes
Defeated Mike Coffman (R)
Attorney; Ranger, U.S. Army 1979
Connecticut 5 Jahana Hayes, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Jahana Hayes (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Elizabeth Esty (D)
Educator, 2016 Recipient of National Teacher of the Year 1973
Florida 6 Michael Waltz, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Michael Waltz (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Ron DeSantis (R)
Special Forces, U.S. Army 1974
Florida 15 Ross Spano, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ross Spano (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Dennis Ross (R)
State Representative 1966
Florida 17 Greg Steube, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Greg Steube (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Tom Rooney (R)
State Senator, State Representative 1978
Florida 26 Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, official portrait, 116h Congress.jpg Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) Yes
Defeated Carlos Curbelo (R)
Nonprofit director 1971
Florida 27 Donna Shalala, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Donna Shalala (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
President of the University of Miami, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services 1941
Georgia 6 Lucy McBath, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Lucy McBath (D) Yes
Defeated Karen Handel (R)
Gun control activist 1960
Hawaii 1 Ed Case, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ed Case (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Colleen Hanabusa (D)
U.S. Representative for HI-1 (2002–2007), State Representative 1952
Idaho 1 Russ Fulcher, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Russ Fulcher (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Raúl Labrador (R)
State Senator 1962
Illinois 4 Chuy Garcia official portrait.jpg Chuy García (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Luis Gutiérrez (D)
Cook County Commissioner 1956
Illinois 6 Sean Casten (D) Yes
Defeated Peter Roskam (R)
Clean energy businessman 1971
Illinois 14 Lauren Underwood official portrait.jpg Lauren Underwood (D) Yes
Defeated Randy Hultgren (R)
Registered nurse 1986
Indiana 4 Rep. Jim Baird official photo, 116th congress.jpg Jim Baird (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Todd Rokita (R)
State Representative, Putnam County Commissioner 1945
Indiana 6 Greg Pence, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Greg Pence (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Luke Messer (R)
Businessman 1956
Iowa 1 CongresswomanFinkenauer.jpg Abby Finkenauer (D) Yes
Defeated Rod Blum (R)
State Representative 1988
Iowa 3 Axne Official Portrait.jpg Cindy Axne (D) Yes
Defeated David Young (R)
Businesswoman, State government official 1965
Kansas 2 Steve Watkins (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Lynn Jenkins (R)
Businessman; Captain, U.S. Army 1976
Kansas 3 Sharice Davids (D) Yes
Defeated Kevin Yoder (R)
Attorney 1980
Maine 2 Rep. Jared Golden, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Jared Golden (D) Yes
Defeated Bruce Poliquin (R)
State Representative 1982
Maryland 6 David Trone, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg David Trone (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced John Delaney (D)
Businessman 1955
Massachusetts 3 Lori Trahan, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Lori Trahan (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Niki Tsongas (D)
Businesswoman, Congressional staffer 1973
Massachusetts 7 Ayanna Pressley Portrait.jpg Ayanna Pressley (D) No
Defeated Mike Capuano (D)
Boston City Councilor 1974
Michigan 8 Elissa Slotkin, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Elissa Slotkin (D) Yes
Defeated Mike Bishop (R)
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, CIA analyst 1976
Michigan 9 Andy Levin, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Andy Levin (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Sander Levin (D)
Attorney 1960
Michigan 11 Haley Stevens, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Haley Stevens (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Dave Trott (R)
Manufacturing executive, Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry 1983
Michigan 13 Rashida Tlaib, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Rashida Tlaib (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced John Conyers (D)
State Representative 1976
Minnesota 1 Jim Hagedorn, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Jim Hagedorn (R) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Tim Walz (D)
Congressional staffer, U.S. Treasury Department staffer 1962
Minnesota 2 Angie Craig, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Angie Craig (D) Yes
Defeated Jason Lewis (R)
Businesswoman 1972
Minnesota 3 Dean Phillips (D) Yes
Defeated Erik Paulsen (R)
Businessman 1969
Minnesota 5 Ilhan Omar, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ilhan Omar (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Keith Ellison (D)
State Representative 1982
Minnesota 8 Pete Stauber, official portrait, 116th congress2.jpg Pete Stauber (R) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Rick Nolan (D)
St. Louis County Commissioner 1966
Mississippi 3 Michael Guest, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Michael Guest (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Gregg Harper (R)
Attorney 1970
Nevada 3 Susie Lee, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Susie Lee (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Jacky Rosen (D)
Education advocate 1966
Nevada 4 Steven Horsford (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Ruben Kihuen (D)
U.S. Representative for NV-4 (2013–2015), State Senate Majority Leader 1973
New Hampshire 1 Chris Pappas (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Carol Shea-Porter (D)
State Executive Councillor, State Representative 1980
New Jersey 2 Jeff Van Drew Official Portrait 116th Congress.jpg Jeff Van Drew (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Frank LoBiondo (R)
State Senator, Dentist 1953
New Jersey 3 Andy Kim (D) Yes
Defeated Tom MacArthur (R)
United States National Security Council 1982
New Jersey 7 Tom Malinowski, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Tom Malinowski (D) Yes
Defeated Leonard Lance (R)
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 1965
New Jersey 11 Mikie Sherrill, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Mikie Sherrill (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey; Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy 1972
New Mexico 1 Deb Haaland official portrait, 116th congress 2.jpg Deb Haaland (D) No
Open Seat
Replaced Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
State Party Chair 1960
New Mexico 2 Xochitl Torres Small, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Xochitl Torres Small (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Steve Pearce (R)
Attorney 1984
New York 11 Max Rose, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Max Rose (D) Yes
Defeated Dan Donovan (R)
Captain, U.S. Army 1986
New York 14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Official Portrait.jpg Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) No
Defeated Joe Crowley (D)
Political organizer, Senate staffer, bartender 1989
New York 19 Antonio Delgado, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Antonio Delgado (D) Yes
Defeated John Faso (R)
Attorney 1977
New York 22 Anthony Brindisi, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Anthony Brindisi (D) Yes
Defeated Claudia Tenney (R)
State Assembly 1978
North Dakota at-large Kelly Armstrong.jpg Kelly Armstrong (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Kevin Cramer (R)
State Senator 1976
Ohio 16 Anthony Gonzalez, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Anthony Gonzalez (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Jim Renacci (R)
Businessman, NFL wide receiver 1984
Oklahoma 5 Kendra Horn official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Kendra Horn (D) Yes
Defeated Steve Russell (R)
Attorney 1976
Pennsylvania 4 Madeleine Dean, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Madeleine Dean (D) No
Open Seat
State Representative 1959
Pennsylvania 6 Chrissy Houlahan, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Chrissy Houlahan (D) Yes
Open Seat
Replaced Ryan Costello (R)
Businesswoman; Captain, United States Air Force 1967
Pennsylvania 9 Rep. Dan Meuser official photo, 116th congress.jpg Dan Meuser (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Lou Barletta (R)
Businessman, State Revenue Secretary 1964
Pennsylvania 13 John Joyce, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg John Joyce (R) No
Open Seat
Replaced Bill Shuster (R)
Dermatologist 1957
Pennsylvania 14 Guy Reschenthaler official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Guy Reschenthaler (R) No
Open Seat
State Senator 1983
South Carolina 1 Joe Cunningham, Official Porrtait, 116th Congress.jpg Joe Cunningham (D) Yes
Open seat
Replaced Mark Sanford (R)
Attorney, ocean engineer 1982
South Carolina 4 William Timmons, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg William Timmons (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Trey Gowdy (R)
State Senator 1984
South Dakota at-large Dusty Johnson, official portrait, 116th congress.jpg Dusty Johnson (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Kristi Noem (R)
Government staffer, State Public Utilities Commissioner 1976
Tennessee 2 Rep. Tim Burchett official photo, 116th congress.jpg Tim Burchett (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Jimmy Duncan (R)
County Mayor, State Senator 1964
Tennessee 6 John Rose, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg John Rose (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Diane Black (R)
Businessman, State Agriculture Commissioner 1965
Tennessee 7 Mark Green, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Mark Green (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Marsha Blackburn (R)
State Senator; Major, United States Army 1964
Texas 2 Dan Crenshaw, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Dan Crenshaw (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Ted Poe (R)
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy SEALs 1984
Texas 3 Van Taylor, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Van Taylor (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Sam Johnson (R)
State Senator, State Representative 1972
Texas 5 Lance Gooden, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Lance Gooden (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Jeb Hensarling (R)
State Representative 1982
Texas 6 Ron Wright, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ron Wright (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Joe Barton (R)
Tarrant County Tax Assessor 1953
Texas 7 Lizzie Fletcher, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) Yes
Defeated John Culberson (R)
Attorney 1975
Texas 16 Veronica Escobar official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Veronica Escobar (D) No
Open seat
Replaced Beto O'Rourke (D)
El Paso County Judge 1969
Texas 21 Chip Roy, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Chip Roy (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Lamar Smith (R)
Attorney, political staffer 1972
Texas 29 Sylvia Garcia, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Sylvia Garcia (D) No
Open seat
Replaced Gene Green (D)
State Senator 1950
Texas 32 Colin Allred, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Colin Allred (D) Yes
Defeated Pete Sessions (R)
Attorney, HUD staffer, NFL linebacker 1983
Utah 4 Ben McAdams, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ben McAdams (D) Yes
Defeated Mia Love (R)
Salt Lake County Mayor, State Senate 1974
Virginia 2 Elaine Luria, Official Portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Elaine Luria (D) Yes
Defeated Scott Taylor (R)
Businesswoman; Commander, United States Navy 1975
Virginia 5 Denver Riggleman, official 116th Congress photo portrait.jpg Denver Riggleman (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Tom Garrett (R)
Businessman; Intelligence Officer, United States Air Force 1970
Virginia 6 Ben Cline, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Ben Cline (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Bob Goodlatte (R)
State Delegate 1972
Virginia 7 Abigail Spanberger (D) Yes
Defeated Dave Brat (R)
Operations Officer, CIA 1979
Virginia 10 Jennifer Wexton, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Jennifer Wexton (D) Yes
Defeated Barbara Comstock (R)
State Senator 1968
Washington 8 Kim Schrier Official Portrait 116th Congress.jpg Kim Schrier (D) Yes
Open seat
Replaced Dave Reichert (R)
Pediatrician 1968
West Virginia 3 Carol Miller, Official Portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Carol Miller (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Evan Jenkins (R)
State Delegate 1950
Wisconsin 1 Bryan Steil.jpg Bryan Steil (R) No
Open seat
Replaced Paul Ryan (R)
University of Wisconsin Regent 1981

Non-voting members[edit]

District Image Delegate Party change Prior experience Birth year
Guam at-large Michael San Nicolas official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Michael San Nicolas (D) No
Defeated Madeleine Bordallo (D)
Territorial Senator 1981

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Governor Doug Ducey stated that Kyrsten Sinema would be sworn in before McSally on January 3, 2019.[3]
  2. ^ Scott served out his full term as governor, which expired on January 8, 2019. He was sworn in as senator later that afternoon.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillman, Todd J. (November 28, 2018). "Colin Allred elected freshman class co-president by new Democrats in Congress". Dallas News. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Willis, Alexander (November 28, 2018). "Congressman-elect Mark Green elected president of Republican Freshman Class". Franklin Home Page. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Pramuk, Jacob (December 18, 2018). "Arizona Gov. Ducey will appoint Republican Rep. Martha McSally to John McCain's Senate seat". CNBC. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Greenwood, Max (December 4, 2018). "Rick Scott delays Senate swearing-in ceremony". The Hill. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
Preceded by
List of 115th Congress freshmen
Freshman-class members of the 116th Congress Most recent