Freshman Class of the 112th Congress

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New York

Michael Grimm (R-13th District)

About: A former FBI special agent, Grimm earned a law degree from New York Law School when he was halfway through his FBI service. The 40-year-old former Wall Streeter and Marine who served during the Gulf War has been assigned to the Financial Services Committee.

Election Results:
Michael Grimm (R): 51.5%
Michael McMahon (D): 47.8%


Nan Hayworth (R-19th District)

About: Two years after retiring from full-time ophthalmology practice in 2005 to spend more time with her two sons, Hayworth went into business as a vice president in medical affairs for a communications company in New York City. The Princeton and Cornell University Medical College graduate has been tapped for the Financial Services Committee.

Election Results:
Nan Hayworth (R): 52.8%
John Hall (D): 47.2%


Chris Gibson (R-20th District)

About: A decorated veteran with 24 years of service in the Army, Gibson's seven deployments included four tours in Iraq. Gibson, an author, holds both an MPA and Ph.D. from Cornell University and will serve on the Agriculture Committee and the Armed Services Committee.

Election Results:
Chris Gibson (R): 55.4%
Scott Murphy (D): 44.6%


Richard Hanna (R-24th District)

About: After his father died when he was 20, leaving him to take care of his family, Hanna put himself through college in Oregon. He later launched a small construction company that grew to employ more than 450 people. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 but won his rematch with Rep. Michael Arcuri in 2010. Hanna has been assigned to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Education and Labor.

Election Results:
Richard Hanna (R): 52.9%
Michael Arcuri (D): 47.1%


Ann Marie Buerkle (R-25th District)

About: A former registered nurse, Buerkle obtained her law degree from Syracuse University and began serving as an assistant New York state attorney general in 1997. Buerkle's committee assignments include Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs and Veterans' Affairs.

Election Results:
Ann Marie Buerkle (R): 50.2%
Daniel Maffei (D): 49.8%

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