List of freshman class members of the 115th United States Congress

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The 115th United States Congress began on January 3, 2017. There were seven new senators (five Democrats, two Republicans) and 52 new representatives (25 Democrats, 27 Republicans) at the start of its first session.

The Co-Presidents of the Freshman Class in the House of Representatives were Val Demings and Jack Bergman.[1]

New members of the 115th Congress

Senate

State Image Senator Incoming class seniority Party change? Prior political experience Birth year
California Kamala Harris official photo (cropped).jpg Kamala Harris (D) 5th
(98th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Barbara Boxer (D)
Attorney General of California,
San Francisco District Attorney
1964
Illinois Tammy Duckworth 115th official portrait (cropped).jpg Tammy Duckworth (D) 3rd
(96th overall)
Yes
Defeated Mark Kirk (R)
U.S. Representative
Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
1968
Indiana Senator Todd Young official portrait.jpg Todd Young (R) 2nd
(95th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Dan Coats (R)
U.S. Representative 1972
Louisiana John Neely Kennedy, official portrait, 115th Congress 2.jpg John Neely Kennedy (R) 6th
(99th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced David Vitter (R)
State Treasurer of Louisiana 1951
Maryland Chris Van Hollen official portrait 115th Congress.jpg Chris Van Hollen (D) 1st
(94th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Barbara Mikulski (D)
U.S. Representative,
State Senator,
State Delegate
1959
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan, official portrait, 115th Congress.jpg Maggie Hassan (D) 4th
(97th overall)
Yes
Defeated Kelly Ayotte (R)
Governor of New Hampshire,
State Senate Majority Leader
1958
Nevada Catherine Cortez Masto official portrait.jpg Catherine Cortez Masto (D) 7th
(100th overall)
No
Open seat
Replaced Harry Reid (D)
Attorney General of Nevada 1964

House of Representatives

District Representative Party change Prior background Birth year
Arizona 1 Tom O'Halleran (D) No State Senator[2] 1946
Arizona 5 Andy Biggs (R) No State Senator 1958
California 17 Ro Khanna (D) No Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce 1976
California 20 Jimmy Panetta (D) No Deputy District Attorney, Monterey County; Lieutenant, U.S. Navy 1969
California 24 Salud Carbajal (D) No Santa Barbara County Supervisor 1964
California 44 Nanette Barragán (D) No Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman 1976
California 46 Lou Correa (D) No State Senator; Orange County Supervisor; State Assemblyman 1958
Delaware at-large Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) No State Labor Secretary; CEO Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League 1962
Florida 1 Matt Gaetz (R) No State Representative 1982
Florida 2 Neal Dunn (R) Yes Surgeon; Major, U.S. Army 1953
Florida 4 John Rutherford (R) No Sheriff of Duval County 1952
Florida 5 Al Lawson (D) No State Senator; State Representative 1948
Florida 7 Stephanie Murphy (D) Yes Professor, Rollins College; National Security Specialist 1978
Florida 9 Darren Soto (D) No State Senator; State Representative 1978
Florida 10 Val Demings (D) Yes Chief of Orlando Police Department 1957
Florida 13 Charlie Crist (D) Yes Governor; Attorney General; Commissioner of Education; State Senator[3] 1956
Florida 18 Brian Mast (R) Yes Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army 1980
Florida 19 Francis Rooney (R) No Businessman; United States Ambassador to the Holy See 1953
Georgia 3 Drew Ferguson (R) No Mayor of West Point; Dentist 1966
Illinois 8 Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) No Businessman; Deputy State Treasurer 1973
Illinois 10 Brad Schneider (D) Yes U.S. Representative for IL-10 (2013-2015) 1961
Indiana 3 Jim Banks (R) No State Senator; Lieutenant, U.S. Navy 1979
Indiana 9 Trey Hollingsworth (R) No Businessman 1983
Kansas 1 Roger Marshall (R) No Obstetrician; Captain, U.S. Army 1960
Louisiana 3 Clay Higgins (R) No Reserve Deputy Marshal of Lafayette; St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Deputy 1961
Louisiana 4 Mike Johnson (R) No State Representative 1972
Maryland 4 Anthony Brown (D) No Lieutenant Governor; State Delegate; Colonel, U.S. Army 1961
Maryland 8 Jamie Raskin (D) No State Senator 1962
Michigan 1 Jack Bergman (R) No Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps 1947
Michigan 10 Paul Mitchell (R) No Businessman 1956
Minnesota 2 Jason Lewis (R) No Radio talk show host 1955
Nebraska 2 Don Bacon (R) Yes Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force 1963
Nevada 3 Jacky Rosen (D) Yes Computer Programmer; President, Congregation Ner Tamid 1957
Nevada 4 Ruben Kihuen (D) Yes State Senator; State Assemblyman 1980
New Hampshire 1 Carol Shea-Porter (D) Yes U.S. Representative for NH-1 (2007-2011; 2013-2015) 1952
New Jersey 5 Josh Gottheimer (D) Yes Government staffer and speechwriter 1975
New York 3 Thomas Suozzi (D) No Nassau County Executive; Mayor of Glen Cove 1962
New York 13 Adriano Espaillat (D) No State Senator; State Assemblyman 1954
New York 19 John Faso (R) No State Assemblyman 1952
New York 22 Claudia Tenney (R) No State Assemblywoman 1961
North Carolina 13 Ted Budd (R) No Businessman 1971
Pennsylvania 8 Brian Fitzpatrick (R) No Special Agent, FBI 1973
Pennsylvania 16 Lloyd Smucker (R) No State Senator, West Lampeter Township Supervisor 1964
Tennessee 8 David Kustoff (R) No U.S. Attorney, W.D. Tenn. 1966
Texas 15 Vicente González (D) No Attorney 1967
Texas 19 Jodey Arrington (R) No Businessman; Texas Tech Vice Chancellor; Government staffer 1972
Virginia 2 Scott Taylor (R) No State Delegate, Captain, Navy SEAL 1979
Virginia 4 Donald McEachin (D) Yes State Senator, State Delegate 1961
Virginia 5 Tom Garrett (R) No State Senator; Commonwealth's Attorney of Louisa County; Captain, U.S. Army 1972
Washington 7 Pramila Jayapal (D) No State Senator 1965
Wisconsin 8 Mike Gallagher (R) No Businessman; Captain, U.S. Marine Corps 1984
Wyoming at-large Liz Cheney (R) No Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs 1966

Non-voting members

District Delegate Party change? Prior background Birth year
Puerto Rico at-large Jenniffer González (PNP/R) No/Yes[4] Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives 1976

References

  1. ^ Spodak, Betsy Klein, CNN; video by Jeremy Moorhead and Cassie. "House freshman class co-presidents 'optimistic' about unity in new Congress". CNN. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  2. ^ Served in the state Senate as a Republican.
  3. ^ Served in these positions as a Republican. Served as an Independent in the Governor's office from 2010 until the end of his term.
  4. ^ González and outgoing Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi are both members of the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico, but Pierluisi aligns with the Democratic Party nationally.
Preceded by
List of 114th Congress freshmen
Freshman-class members of the 115th Congress Succeeded by
List of 116th Congress freshmen
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