Who Represents Me?

Represented By Your Representative

People elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives are called… representatives. (Easy, right?) Like senators, U.S. representatives also work on behalf of your state and its people. But representatives don’t represent the entire state. Instead, each state is divided into congressional districts. Each district elects one representative to serve in the House of Representatives.

How many districts are there? That depends on how many people your state has! Large-population states have more representatives, but no state has less than one representative. Right now, there are 435 seats in the House. Your state’s share is equivalent to its share of the U.S. population.

Representatives serve two-year terms and can be re-elected as many times as your state allows.

Follow the link to the House of Representatives website. In the upper right corner, find the “Enter your zip code” box. Type the zip code for your home address and click “Go.”

Response Question: 
  • Which district do you live in? Who are your representatives? Type these answers in the box on this page.
  • Look at the map of your district. What is surprising about its shape? Explain your answer in the box on this page.
  • Click on your representative’s name to go to his or her website. On your representative’s website, find a “Contact Me” page. Use the information you find to fill out your Contact Sheet.
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