The other freshmen Democrats are Reps.-elect Karen Bass of California, John Carney of Delaware, Frederica Wilson of Florida, William Keating of Massachusetts, Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii and David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
The Political Veterans
Many voters demanded fresh faces in Congress, but they got much the same leadership lineup at the top. And even in the freshman class, there are political veterans.
Five incoming members are phoenixes, returnees to the halls in which they've served before.
They include Rep. Steve Chabot, a member of the "Republican revolution" of 1994 and a manager of President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial who lost his seat in 2008 to Democrat Steve Driehaus but won it back this year.
And Huizenga worked for more than five years for former Rep. Pete Hoekstra.
For him and other experienced newcomers, Huizenga said, "This isn't their first rodeo."