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.
Senators elected in 2008 are members of Senate Class II.
There are 14 new Senate freshman, including five who joined the chamber after the start of the 111th Congress:
- Roland Burris (D) was named to succeed President Barack Obama (D-Ill.), and Ted Kaufman (D) was named to succeed Vice President Joe Biden (D-Del.).
- Kirsten Gillibrand (D) was named to succeed Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), and Michael Bennet was named to succeed Ken Salazar (D-Colo.).
- Al Franken (D) was certified as the winner of the Senate election in Minnesota, and his election withstood several legal challengers by incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman (R). Franken was sworn in on July 7, 2009.
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.
|50px||Kirsten Gillibrand||Democratic||New York|
|50px||Kay R. Hagan||Democratic||North Carolina|
|50px||Jeanne Shaheen||Democratic||New Hampshire|
|50px||Tom Udall||Democratic||New Mexico|