Freshman members of the 111th Congress

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These are the 65 freshman members of the 111th Congress. Click on a name to read information on their records and positions on issues. There were 39 Democrats (plus two non-voting members who caucus with Democrats) and 24 Republicans.


Senate freshmen

Senators elected in 2008 are members of Senate Class II.[1]

There are 14 new Senate freshman, including five who joined the chamber after the start of the 111th Congress:

The freshman class includes eight Democrats and two Republicans. It also includes Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), who were both representatives but won election to the Senate in 2008.

Picture Senator Party State Notes
50px Mark Begich Democratic Alaska
50px Michael Bennet Democratic Colorado
50px Roland Burris Democratic Illinois
50px Al Franken Democratic Minnesota
50px Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic New York
50px Kay R. Hagan Democratic North Carolina
50px Mike Johanns Republicans Nebraska
50px Ted Kaufman Democratic Delaware
50px Jeff Merkley Democratic Oregon
50px Jim Risch Republicans Idaho
50px Jeanne Shaheen Democratic New Hampshire
50px Mark Udall Democratic Colorado
50px Tom Udall Democratic New Mexico