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List of new members of the 106th United States Congress

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The 106th United States Congress began on January 3, 1999. There were eight new senators (four Democrats, four Republicans) and 40 new representatives (23 Democrats, 17 Republicans) at the start of the first session. Additionally, two senators (one Democrat, one Republican) and three representatives (one Democrat, two Republicans) took office on various dates in order to fill vacancies during the 106th Congress before it ended on January 3, 2001.


Took office January 3, 1999

State Image Senator Seniority Switched party Prior background Birth year
Blanche Lincoln (D) 4th
(96th overall)
Open seat; replaced Dale Bumpers (D)
U.S. House of Representatives[a] 1960
Mike Crapo (R) 3rd
(95th overall)
Open seat; replaced Dirk Kempthorne (R)
U.S. House of Representatives[b]
Idaho Senate
Peter Fitzgerald (R) 7th
(99th overall)
Defeated Carol Moseley Braun (D)
Illinois Senate 1960
Evan Bayh (D) 6th
(98th overall)
Open seat; replaced Dan Coats (R)
Governor of Indiana
Secretary of State of Indiana
Jim Bunning (R) 2nd
(94th overall)
Open seat; replaced Wendell Ford (D)
U.S. House of Representatives[c]
Kentucky Senate
Baseball player
New York
Chuck Schumer (D) 1st
(93rd overall)
Defeated Al D'Amato (R)
U.S. House of Representatives[d]
New York State Assembly
North Carolina
John Edwards (D) 8th
(100th overall)
Defeated Lauch Faircloth (R)
Lawyer 1953
George Voinovich (R) 5th
(97th overall)
Open seat; replaced John Glenn (D)
Governor of Ohio
Mayor of Cleveland
Ohio House of Representatives

Took office during the 106th Congress

State Image Senator Took office Switched party Prior background Birth year
Rhode Island
Lincoln Chafee (R) November 2, 1999 No
Appointed; replaced John Chafee (R)
Mayor of Warwick 1953
Zell Miller (D) July 24, 2000 Yes
Appointed; replaced Paul Coverdell (R)
Governor of Georgia
Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
Georgia State Senate

House of Representatives

Took office January 3, 1999

District Representative Switched party Prior background Birth year
California 1 Mike Thompson (D) Yes State Senator 1951
California 3 Doug Ose (R) Yes Real estate developer 1955
California 34 Grace Napolitano (D) No State Assemblywoman 1936
California 36 Steven T. Kuykendall (R) Yes State Assemblyman 1947
California 41 Gary Miller (R) No State Assemblyman 1948
Colorado 2 Mark Udall (D) No State Representative 1950
Colorado 6 Tom Tancredo (R) No State Representative 1945
Connecticut 1 John B. Larson (D) No State Senator 1948
Idaho 2 Mike Simpson (R) No State Representative 1950
Illinois 9 Jan Schakowsky (D) No State Representative 1944
Illinois 13 Judy Biggert (R) No State Representative 1937
Illinois 19 David D. Phelps (D) No State Representative 1947
Indiana 9 Baron Hill (D) No State Representative 1953
Kansas 3 Dennis Moore (D) Yes District attorney 1945
Kentucky 4 Ken Lucas (D) Yes Judge 1933
Kentucky 6 Ernie Fletcher (R) Yes State Representative 1952
Massachusetts 8 Mike Capuano (D) No Mayor of Somerville 1952
Mississippi 4 Ronnie Shows (D) Yes State Senator 1947
Nebraska 2 Lee Terry (R) No City Councillor 1962
Nevada 1 Shelley Berkley (D) Yes State Assemblywoman 1951
New Jersey 12 Rush Holt Jr. (D) Yes Scientist 1948
New Mexico 3 Tom Udall (D) Yes Attorney General of New Mexico 1948
New York 7 Joe Crowley (D) No State Assemblyman 1962
New York 9 Anthony Weiner (D) No City Councilor 1964
New York 22 John E. Sweeney (R) No New York Labor Commissioner 1955
New York 27 Thomas M. Reynolds (R) No State Assemblyman 1950
North Carolina 8 Robin Hayes (R) Yes State Representative 1945
Ohio 11 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D) No Prosecutor 1949
Oregon 1 David Wu (D) No Law clerk 1955
Oregon 2 Greg Walden (R) No State Senator 1957
Pennsylvania 10 Don Sherwood (R) No Automobile dealer 1941
Pennsylvania 13 Joe Hoeffel (D) Yes State Representative 1950
Pennsylvania 15 Pat Toomey (R) Yes Businessman 1961
South Carolina 4 Jim DeMint (R) No Market researcher 1951
Texas 20 Charlie Gonzalez (D) No Judge 1945
Washington 1 Jay Inslee (D) Yes U.S. Representative[e]
State Representative
Washington 3 Brian Baird (D) Yes Psychologist 1956
Wisconsin 1 Paul Ryan (R) No Legislative aide 1970
Wisconsin 2 Tammy Baldwin (D) Yes State Assemblywoman 1962
Wisconsin 8 Mark Andrew Green (R) Yes State Assemblyman 1960

Took office during the 106th Congress

District Representative Took office Switched party Prior background Birth year
Georgia 6 Johnny Isakson (R) February 23, 1999 No State Senator 1944
Louisiana 1 David Vitter (R) May 29, 1999 No State Representative 1961
California 42 Joe Baca (D) November 16, 1999 No State Senator 1947

See also

Preceded by New members of the 106th Congress
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Elected to the 103rd Congress, served from 1993 to 1997 at Arkansas's 1st district.
  2. ^ Elected to the 103rd Congress, served from 1993 to 1999 at Idaho's 2nd district.
  3. ^ Elected to the 100th Congress, served from 1987 to 1999 at Kentucky's 4th district.
  4. ^ Elected to the 97th Congress, served from 1981 to 1983 at New York's 16th district, then from 1983 to 1993 at New York's 10th district and from 1993 to 1999 at New York's 9th district.
  5. ^ Elected to the 103rd Congress, served from 1993 to 1995 at Washington's 4th district.
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