Our Republican freshmen class is a strong representation of who America is and where we come from. Each member brings to Congress ideas and solutions grown from their uniquely impressive experience and backgrounds.
Beyond their working and professional life, our members are superbly decent Americans all with their own stories. We want to show the country who they really are, beyond the campaigns and politics. The links below will lead you to videos that show what they do in their free time, who they are at home, and how they plan to best serve their constituents.
Check back here next Friday to meet more freshmen.
1.Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-01): Iowans may recognize Ashley from her news anchoring days on KCRG, but now she’s on the national stage. Looking forward to following the good work Ashley does in Congress.
2. Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04): Burgess is a former NFL player who started a non-profit called Second Chance 4 Youth dedicated to helping troubled and incarcerated youth. His 6 kids and 15 grandchildren all live nearby in Utah.
3. Rep. Yvette Harrell (NM-02): She is an entrepreneur who has owned several businesses. Yvette solves all the world’s problems during her morning walks with her parents and her Great Dane named Reba.
4. Rep. Jay Obernolte (CA-08): He uses his pilot’s license to volunteer with the Veterans Airlift Command, providing free transportation to wounded and disabled veterans. Jay is also a video game developer and has a 5th degree black belt in Pacific Unified Martial Arts.
5. Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-05): She is a foodie, mother of 2, and former state senator from Oklahoma. Welcome, Stephanie!
6. Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-04): Randy started working at the age of 9 delivering newspapers around his neighborhood, and now he’s delivering results for the people of Iowa. #FeenstraDelivers
7. Rep. Maria Salazar (FL-27): She’s an Emmy-award winning journalist born in Little Havana. Maria is a force to be reckoned with and is going to be an indomitable voice for her community.
8. Rep. Pat Fallon (TX-04): Pat owns several companies and employs nearly 100 hard-working Americans. He played football for the legendary Coach Lou Holtz , and does an impression you don’t want to miss…
9. Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR-02): He represents almost ¾ of the whole state of Oregon! Cliff is a rancher turned lawyer turned Congressman. Welcome, Cliff.
10. Rep. Andrew Garbarino (NY-02): Andrew is a lifelong Long Islander, and his appreciation for his family-oriented community is what drove him to run for office. Andrew is going to do good things for the people of New York.
11. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14): She’s a small business owner and was once ranked in the top 50 of CrossFit competitors in the world, but her greatest victory is being a mother.
12. Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX-23): He was a career cryptologist in the Navy, but back home, Tony is an active community member and has helped to create educational and economic opportunities in impoverished areas.
13. Rep. Victoria Spartz (IN-05): Growing up in Socialist-controlled Ukraine has made her grateful for the opportunities she’s had in the US. Victoria started several businesses, from financial consulting, to farming, to real estate.
14. Rep. Ronny Jackson (TX-13): You may recognize him, as he served as the physician for our past 3 presidents. Ronny was a Rear Admiral in the Navy for 25 years, and he is the proud father of 3 kids—one of whom just became a SEAL.
15. Rep. Mary Miller (IL-15): You’ll find her wrangling cattle in the morning and 17 grandkids in the evening.
16. Rep. Scott Franklin (FL-15): He was a U.S. Naval aviator for 26 years, and now Scott climbs mountains and flies planes for fun.
17. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02): She comes from a big family and enlisted in the Army when she was 18, where she served for 24 years as a nurse and physician. You may spot Mariannette walking the halls of Congress making sure she gets her 10,000 steps a day.
18. Rep. Peter Meijer (MI-03): Frankly, Peter’s resume is too large and too cool for one post, so just click here: https://meijer.house.gov/about. Welcome to Congress, Peter.
19. Rep. Young Kim (CA-39): She’s a business owner, immigrant, and mother of 4. But most of all, Young is a fighter who doesn’t give up, and she hopes to inspire younger generations with her hard work and dedication.
20. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (NC-11): He loves country music and working out. Madison is an avid cooker, and he’s also a motivational speaker with an inspiring story of his own.
21. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (TX-24): She was the first woman elected to serve as the Mayor of Irving, Texas, where she then went on to serve in the US Department of Housing & Urban Development. Beth brings a refreshing, positive energy that Congress needs.
22. Rep. Bob Good (VA-05): He’s a wrestling state champion, father of 3, and proud Liberty University alum, where he recently worked as Assistant Athletic Director for Development.
23. Rep. Michelle Steel (CA-48): She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Japan. Michelle represents Southern California, and got her start in politics on the Ronald Reagan campaign.
24. Rep. Jerry Carl (Al-01): A family man, entrepreneur, and avid hunter. He’s hoping to bring some humor to DC, and maybe some pranks…
25. Rep. Kat Cammack (FL-03): She’s a small business owner who grew up on a cattle ranch and is a third-generation sandblaster. She’s also the youngest Republican woman in the House, and best of all…a mutton busting champion.
26. Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02): He loves fishing and is a BIG Auburn fan (go Tigers). Barry is a veteran, small business owner, and former member of the Alabama State House.
27. Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07): Her first concert was The Clash, and she was the first woman in Minnesota history to serve as President of the Minnesota Senate.
28. Rep. Andrew Clyde (GA-09): He served nearly 30 years in the Navy before starting his own business. He won a battle over the IRS resulting in a law named after him, and he’s in Congress to make sure no other small business is taken advantage of again.
29. Rep. Lisa McClain (MI-10): She loves her dog Peanut, is a strong and successful businesswoman, and coaches her daughter’s softball team.
30. Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): He went from fighting ISIS as an elite F-22 Raptor fighter pilot to coaching his daughters’ youth soccer teams. His best piece of learned advice for other coaches now? “Don’t take it too seriously!”
31. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11): She is the daughter of immigrants representing Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Fun fact: her first concert was seeing Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with her dad when she was 14.
32. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-01): He’s a proud winner of the Wendy’s National High School Heisman football award, but his nephews tell him to stop reliving the glory days. Blake is excited to collaborate and work as a team in Congress to get results for the American people.
33. Rep. Nancy Mace (SC-01): She grew up in the Lowcountry and was the first woman to graduate from the Citadel. Nancy doesn’t mess around — after all, her very first concert was Nirvana.
34. Rep. Carlos Gimenez (FL-26): He was born in Cuba and immigrated to the US with his family in 1960 after the Cuban Revolution. Carlos has subsequently devoted his life to public service as a firefighter, commissioner, and mayor in Southern Florida.
35. Rep. Diana Harshbarger (TN-01): She’s been a licensed pharmacist and a successful business owner for over 30 years. Diana was the first in her family to graduate high school and college, and we’re lucky to have someone with her values of hard work and devotion.
36. Rep. Byron Donalds (FL-19): A father, husband, businessman, and former state rep from South Florida. Byron’s commitment to getting results (and his sense of humor) make him one to watch. We’re excited to see what he achieves for the American people.
37. Rep. Tracey Mann (KS-01): Some of his fondest childhood memories are working cattle with his family while listening to K-State football on the radio. Tracey is the proud father of four little kids, and we’re lucky to welcome him to our conference.