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United States House of Representatives elections, 1982
United States
1980 ←
November 2, 1982
→ 1984

All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  SpeakerO'Neill.jpg Robert H. Michel--95th Congress.png
Leader Tip O'Neill Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Massachusetts-11th Illinois-18th
Last election 243 seats 192 seats
Seats won 269 166
Seat change Increase 26 Decrease 26
Popular vote 35,284,473 27,704,312
Percentage 55.2% 43.4%
Swing Increase 4.7% Decrease 4.5%

1982 House of Representatives Elections map.png

Results:
  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup
  Republican hold
  Republican pickup

Speaker before election

Tip O'Neil
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Tip O'Neil
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1982 was an election for the United States House of Representatives held on November 2, 1982, in the middle of President Ronald Reagan's first term, whose popularity was sinking due to economic conditions under the 1982 recession. Therefore, the President's Republican Party lost seats in the House. Unlike most midterm election cycles, the number of seats lost—27 seats to the Democratic Party—was a comparatively large swap. It included most of the seats that had been gained the previous election, cementing the Democratic majority.[1]

In the previous election of 1980 Republicans gained many seats as the result of the popularity of Ronald Reagan. Many of these elected officials were summarily rejected in 1982.

Notable freshmen included future Senator and Presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), future Governor John McKernan (R-Me.), and future Governor, UN Ambassador, Cabinet Secretary and Presidential candidate Bill Richardson (D-N.M.).

Overall results[edit]

269 166
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
1980 1982 +/- Strength Vote  % Change
  Democratic Party 243 269 Increase 26 61.8% 35,284,473 55.2% Increase 4.7%
  Republican Party 192 166 Decrease 26 38.2% 27,704,312 43.4% Decrease 4.5%
  Libertarian Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 462,767 0.7% Steady
  Independent 0 0 Steady 0.0% 120,476 0.2% Decrease 0.1%
  Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 61,685 0.1% Increase 0.1%
  Right to Life Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 45,819 0.1% Steady
  Milton Street Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 35,205 0.1% Increase 0.1%
  Peace and Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 34,422 0.1% Steady
  Citizens Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 29,248 <0.1% Decrease 0.1%
  Socialist Workers Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 14,360 <0.1% Steady
  Liberal Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 12,427 <0.1% Steady
  American Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 8,502 <0.1% Steady
  Krill for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 7,059 <0.1% Steady
  Bipartisan Good Government Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 4,344 <0.1% Steady
  Consumer Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 4,125 <0.1% Steady
  Workers League Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,265 <0.1% Steady
  American Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,794 <0.1% Steady
  Liberty Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,794 <0.1% Steady
  Anti-Drug Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,595 <0.1% Steady
  Free Peoples Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,530 <0.1% Steady
  Young Socialist Alliance Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,799 <0.1% Steady
  Small is Beautiful Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,733 <0.1% Steady
  Prohibition Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,724 <0.1% Steady
  "Mr. Liberty" Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,704 <0.1% Steady
  Constitution Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,597 <0.1% Steady
  Politicians are Crooks Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,232 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,020 <0.1% Steady
  Action Talks Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 921 <0.1% Steady
  Reef for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 882 <0.1% Steady
  No Slogan Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 878 <0.1% Steady
  Communist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 696 <0.1% Steady
  The Unbossed Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 659 <0.1% Steady
  Popular Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 655 <0.1% Steady
  Independent Political Choice Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 526 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Labor Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 327 <0.1% Steady
  World Federalist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 241 <0.1% Steady
  Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 21,057 <0.1% Steady
Total 435 435 0 100.0% 63,880,844 100.0% Steady
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk
Popular vote
Democratic
  
55.23%
Republican
  
43.37%
Libertarian
  
0.72%
Others
  
0.68%
House seats
Democratic
  
61.84%
Republican
  
38.16%
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1-100% Republican
  80.1-100% Democratic
  60.1-80% Republican
  60.1-80% Democratic
  50.1-60% Republican
  50.1-60% Democratic
Change in seats
  6+ Republican gain
  6+ Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  no net change

Retiring Incumbents[edit]

Incumbents Defeated[edit]

Complete list of races[edit]

Key to party abbreviations: AI=American Independent, C=Constitution, D=Democrat, G=Green, I=Independent, IP=Independence Party, L=Libertarian, PF = Peace & Freedom, R=Republican.

Alabama[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Jack Edwards Republican 1964 Re-elected Jack Edwards (R) 61.0%
Steve Gudac (D) 37.7%
William Springer (L) 1.3%
Alabama 2 William Louis Dickinson Republican 1964 Re-elected William Louis Dickinson (R) 50.4%
Billy Joe Camp (D) 49.6%
Alabama 3 William Flynt Nichols Democratic 1966 Re-elected William Flynt Nichols (D) 96.3%
Richard David Landers, Jr. (L) 3.7%
Alabama 4 Tom Bevill Democratic 1966 Re-elected Tom Bevill (D) Unopposed
Alabama 5 Ronnie Flippo Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ronnie Flippo (D) 80.7%
Leo Yambrek (R) 18.2%
Kenneth Ament (L) 1.1%
Alabama 6 Albert L. Smith, Jr. Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Ben Erdreich (D) 53.2%
Albert L. Smith, Jr. (R) 46.4%
Charles "Chuck" Ewing (L) 0.4%
Alabama 7 Richard Shelby Democratic 1978 Re-elected Richard Shelby (D) 96.8%
James Jones (L) 3.2%

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alaska At-large Don Young Republican 1973 Re-elected Don Young (R) 71.2%
Dave Carlson (D) 28.8%

Arizona[edit]

Arizona received an additional seat at reapportionment and added a 5th district in the southeast of the state.[2]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Retired
Republican hold
John McCain (R) 65.9%
William E. Hegarty (D) 30.5%
Richard K. Dodge (L) 3.6%
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 Re-elected Mo Udall (D) 70.9%
Roy B. Laos (R) 27.4%
Jessica Sampson (S) 1.7%
Arizona 3 Bob Stump Republican 1976 Re-elected Bob Stump (R) 63.3%
Pat Bosch (D) 36.7%
Arizona 4 Eldon Rudd Republican 1976 Re-elected Eldon Rudd (R) 65.7%
Wayne O. Earley (D) 30.4%
Richard A. Stauffer (L) 3.9%
Arizona 5 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
James F. McNulty, Jr. (D) 49.7%
Jim Kolbe (R) 48.3%
Richard D. Auster (L) 2.0%

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 William Vollie Alexander, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (D) 64.8%
Chuck Banks (R) 35.2%
Arkansas 2 Ed Bethune Republican 1978 Re-elected Ed Bethune (R) 53.9%
Charles L. George (D) 46.1%
Arkansas 3 John P. Hammerschmidt Republican 1966 Re-elected John P. Hammerschmidt (R) 66.0%
Jim McDougal (D) 34.0%
Arkansas 4 Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic 1978 Re-elected Beryl Anthony, Jr. (D) 65.6%
Bob Leslie (R) 34.4%

California[edit]

The delegation increased from 43 to 45 seats. To create the two-seat net gain, five seats with no incumbent were added (the 18th, 26th, 34th, 37th, and 44th districts) and three seats were lost through the merger of pairs of incumbents (Martinez and Rousselot, Grisham and Dreier, and Fiedler and Goldwater) in an election contest.[2] With redistricting controlled by Democrats in the state legislature and governorship, several Republicans faced substantially less favorable districts, with three running for the Senate seat eventually won by San Diego mayor Pete Wilson, and the party balance shifted by a net of five seats to the Democrats.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 Donald H. Clausen
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Republican 1963 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Douglas H. Bosco (D) 49.8%
Donald H. Clausen (R) 47.2%
David Redick (L) 2.9%
California 2 Eugene A. Chappie
Redistricted from the 1st district
Republican 1980 Re-elected Eugene A. Chappie (R) 57.9%
John Newmeyer (D) 40.5%
Howard Fegarsky (PF) 1.6%
California 3 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Re-elected Bob Matsui (D) 89.6%
Bruce A. Daniel (L) 7.5%
John C. Reiger (PF) 2.9%
California 4 Victor H. Fazio Democratic 1978 Re-elected Victor H. Fazio (D) 63.9%
Roger B. Canfield (R) 36.1%
California 5 Phillip Burton
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1964 Re-elected Phillip Burton (D) 57.9%
Milton Marks (R) 40.5%
Justin Raimondo (L) 1.6%
California 6 John L. Burton
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1974 Retired
Democratic hold
Barbara Boxer (D) 52.4%
Dennis McQuaid (R) 44.6%
Howard C. Creighton (L) 1.7%
Timothy-Allen Albertson (PF) 1.3%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Re-elected George Miller (D) 67.2%
Paul E. Vallely (R) 30.2%
Rich Newell (L) 1.5%
Terry L. Wells (AI) 1.2%
California 8 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Re-elected Ron Dellums (D) 55.9%
Claude B. Hutchison, Jr. (R) 44.1%
California 9 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Re-elected Pete Stark (D) 60.7%
William J. "Bill" Kennedy (R) 39.3%
California 10 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Edwards (D) 62.7%
Bob Herriott (R) 33.7%
Dale Burrow (L) 1.9%
Edmon V. Kaiser (AI) 1.7%
California 11 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Re-elected Tom Lantos (D) 57.1%
William Royer (R) 39.7%
Chuck Olson (L) 1.5%
Wilson Branch (PF) 1.0%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (AI) 0.6%
California 12 Pete McCloskey Republican 1967 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Ed Zschau (R) 63.0%
Emmett Lynch (D) 33.5%
Bill White (L) 3.5%
California 13 Norman Mineta Democratic 1974 Re-elected Norman Mineta (D) 65.9%
Tom Kelly (R) 31.4%
Al Hinkle (L) 2.7%
California 14 Norman D. Shumway Republican 1978 Re-elected Norman D. Shumway (R) 63.4%
Baron Reed (D) 36.6%
California 15 Tony Coelho Democratic 1978 Re-elected Tony Coelho (D) 63.7%
Ed Bates (R) 34.0%
Stephen L. Gerringer (L) 2.3%
California 16 Leon Panetta Democratic 1976 Re-elected Leon Panetta (D) 85.4%
G. Richard Arnold (R) 14.6%
California 17 Chip Pashayan Republican 1978 Re-elected Chip Pashayan (R) 54.0%
Gene Tackett (D) 46.0%
California 18 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Richard H. Lehman (D) 59.5%
Adrian C. Fondse (R) 38.3%
Marshall William Fritz (L) 2.2%
California 19 Robert J. Lagomarsino Republican 1974 Re-elected Robert J. Lagomarsino (R) 61.1%
Frank Frost (D) 35.8%
R. C. Gordon-McCutchan (L) 2.3%
Charles J. Zekan (PF) 0.8%
California 20 Bill Thomas
Redistricted from the 18th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected Bill Thomas (R) 68.1%
Robert J. Bethea (D) 31.9%
California 21 Bobbi Fiedler Republican 1980 Re-elected Bobbi Fiedler (R) 71.8%
George Henry Margolis (D) 24.1%
Daniel Wiener (L) 4.1%
Barry Goldwater, Jr.
Redistricted from the 20th district
Republican 1969 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican loss
California 22 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Re-elected Carlos Moorhead (R) 73.6%
Harvey L. Goldhammer (D) 23.5%
Robert T. Gerringer (L) 3.0%
California 23 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Re-elected Anthony C. Beilenson (D) 59.6%
David Armor (R) 40.4%
California 24 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry Waxman (D) 65.1%
Jerry Zerg (R) 31.0%
Jeff Mandel (L) 4.0%
California 25 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Edward R. Roybal (D) 85.5%
Daniel John Gorham (L) 14.5%
California 26 Bobbi Fiedler (ran in District 21)
Democratic gain
Howard Berman (D) 59.6%
Hal Phillips (R) 40.4%
California 27 Bob Dornan Republican 1976 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic gain
Mel Levine (D) 59.5%
Bart W. Christensen (R) 37.0%
Zack Richardson (L) 3.5%
California 28 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Re-elected Julian C. Dixon (D) 78.9%
David Goerz (R) 18.7%
David W. Meleney (L) 2.4%
California 29 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Re-elected Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 79.8%
Milton R. Mackaig (R) 20.2%
California 30 Matthew G. Martinez Democratic 1982 Re-elected Matthew G. Martinez (D) 53.9%
John H. Rousselot (R) 46.1%
John H. Rousselot
Redistricted from the 26th district
Republican 1970 Lost re-election
Republican loss
California 31 Mervyn M. Dymally Democratic 1980 Re-elected Mervyn M. Dymally (D) 72.4%
Henry C. Minturn (R) 27.6%
California 32 Glenn M. Anderson Democratic 1968 Re-elected Glenn M. Anderson (D) 58.0%
Brian Lungren (R) 39.6%
Eugene E. Ruyle (PF) 2.4%
California 33 David Dreier
Redistricted from the 35th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected David Dreier (R) 65.2%
Paul Servelle (D) 32.2%
Phillips B. Franklin (L) 1.3%
James Michael "Mike" Noonan (PF) 1.3%
Wayne R. Grisham Republican 1978 Lost renomination
Republican loss
California 34 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Esteban Edward Torres (D) 57.2%
Paul R. Jackson (R) 42.8%
California 35 Jerry Lewis
Redistricted from the 37th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected Jerry Lewis (R) 68.3%
Robert E. Erwin (D) 31.7%
California 36 George Brown, Jr. Democratic 1972 Re-elected George Brown, Jr. (D) 54.3%
John Paul Stark (R) 45.7%
California 37 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Al McCandless (R) 59.1%
Curtis R. "Sam" Cross (D) 38.5%
Marc R. Wruble (L) 2.4%
California 38 Jerry M. Patterson Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jerry M. Patterson (D) 52.4%
William F. "Bill" Dohr (R) 43.4%
Anita K. Barr (L) 4.2%
California 39 William E. Dannemeyer Republican 1978 Re-elected William E. Dannemeyer (R) 72.2%
Frank G. Verges (D) 26.0%
Frank Boeheim (PF) 1.8%
California 40 Robert Badham Republican 1976 Re-elected Robert Badham (R) 71.5%
Paul Haseman (D) 26.1%
Maxine Bell Quirk (PF) 2.4%
California 41 Bill Lowery Republican 1980 Re-elected Bill Lowery (R) 68.9%
Tony Brandenburg (D) 28.8%
Everett Hale (L) 2.3%
California 42 Dan Lungren
Redistricted from the 34th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected Dan Lungren (R) 69.0%
James P. Spellman (D) 28.3%
John S. Donohue (PF) 2.7%
California 43 Clair Burgener Republican 1972 Retired
Republican hold
Ron Packard (R) 36.8%
Roy "Pat" Archer (D) 32.1%
Johnnie R. Crean (R) 31.1%
California 44 Duncan Hunter (ran in 45th district instead)
Democratic gain
Jim Bates (D) 64.9%
Shirley M. Gissendanner (R) 31.8%
Jim Conole (L) 3.2%
California 45 Duncan Hunter
Redistricted from the 44th district
Republican 1980 New seat
Republican gain
Duncan Hunter (R) 68.6%
Richard Hill (D) 29.2%
Jack R. Sanders (R) 2.2%

Colorado[edit]

Colorado added a sixth seat in reapportionment, adding the new district near Denver.[2]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Patricia Schroeder Democratic 1972 Re-elected Patricia Schroeder (D) 60.3%
Arch Decker (R) 37.4%
Robin White (L) 2.3%
Colorado 2 Tim Wirth Democratic 1974 Re-elected Tim Wirth (D) 61.8%
John C. Buechner (R) 36.4%
Charles Jackson (L) 1.7%
Colorado 3 Raymond P. Kogovsek Democratic 1978 Re-elected Raymond P. Kogovsek (D) 53.4%
Tom Wiens (R) 44.8%
Stormy Mohn (L) 1.4%
Henry John Olshaw (I) 0.4%
Colorado 4 Hank Brown Republican 1980 Re-elected Hank Brown (R) 69.8%
Charles L. "Bud" Bishopp (D) 30.2%
Colorado 5 Ken Kramer Republican 1978 Re-elected Ken Kramer (R) 59.5%
Tom Cronin (D) 40.5%
Colorado 6 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Jack Swigert (R) 62.2%
Steve Hogan (D) 35.6%
J. Craig Green (L) 2.3%

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 Barbara B. Kennelly Democratic 1982 Re-elected Barbara B. Kennelly (D) 68.1%
Herschel A. Klein (R) 31.2%
Daniel M. Landerfin (L) 0.7%
Connecticut 2 Sam Gejdenson Democratic 1980 Re-elected Sam Gejdenson (D) 55.8%
Tony Guglielmo (R) 43.5%
Donald W. Wood (L) 0.7%
Connecticut 3 Lawrence J. DeNardis Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Bruce A. Morrison (D) 50.0%
Lawrence J. DeNardis (R) 49.0%
Michael R. Cohen (L) 0.6%
Joelle R. Fishman (C) 0.4%
Connecticut 4 Stewart McKinney Republican 1970 Re-elected Stewart McKinney (R) 56.5%
John A. Phillips (D) 42.9%
Lothar Frank (L) 0.7%
Connecticut 5 William R. Ratchford Democratic 1978 Re-elected William R. Ratchford (D) 58.5%
Neal B. Hanlon (R) 40.8%
Jerry Brennan (L) 0.7%
Connecticut 6 Toby Moffett Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican gain
Nancy Johnson (R) 51.7%
William E. Curry, Jr. (D) 47.8%
Monte Dunn (L) 0.6%

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware At-large Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 1976 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Thomas R. Carper (D) 52.4%
Thomas B. Evans, Jr. (R) 46.3%
Mary D. Gies (American) 0.6%
Richard A. Cohen (L) 0.4%
David A. Nuttall (Citizens) 0.3%

Florida[edit]

Florida added 4 new districts, going from 15 to 19 seats, adding a new district near Miami and 3 more in central and southwestern Florida.[2]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 Earl Dewitt Hutto Democratic 1978 Re-elected Earl Dewitt Hutto (D) 74.4%
J. Terryl Bechtol (R) 25.6%
Florida 2 Don Fuqua Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Fuqua (D) 61.7%
Ron McNeil (R) 38.3%
Florida 3 Charles Edward Bennett Democratic 1948 Re-elected Charles Edward Bennett (D) 84.1%
George Grimsley (R) 15.9%
Florida 4 William V. Chappell, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William V. Chappell, Jr. (D) 66.9%
Larry Gaudet (R) 33.1%
Florida 5 Bill McCollum Republican 1980 Re-elected Bill McCollum (R) 58.8%
Dick Batchelor (D) 41.2%
Florida 6 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Buddy MacKay (D) 61.4%
Ed Havill (R) 38.6%
Florida 7 Sam M. Gibbons Democratic 1962 Re-elected Sam M. Gibbons (D) 74.2%
Ken Ayers (R) 25.8%
Florida 8 Bill Young
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Young (R) Unopposed
Florida 9 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Michael Bilirakis (R) 51.2%
George H. Sheldon (D) 48.8%
Florida 10 Andy Ireland
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1976 Re-elected Andy Ireland (D) Unopposed
Florida 11 Bill Nelson
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic 1978 Re-elected Bill Nelson (D) 70.6%
Joel Robinson (R) 29.4%
Florida 12 Louis A. Bafalis
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1972 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Tom Lewis (R) 52.6%
Brad Culverhouse (D) 47.4%
Florida 13 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Connie Mack (R) 65.1%
Dana N. Stevens (D) 34.9%
Florida 14 Dan Mica
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 1978 Re-elected Dan Mica (D) 73.0%
Steve Mitchell (R) 27.0%
Florida 15 E. Clay Shaw, Jr.
Redistricted from the 12th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R) 57.1%
Edward J. Stack (D) 42.9%
Florida 16 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Lawrence J. Smith (D) 67.9%
Maurice Berkowitz (R) 32.1%
Florida 17 William Lehman
Redistricted from the 13th district
Democratic 1972 Re-elected William Lehman (D) Unopposed
Florida 18 Claude Pepper
Redistricted from the 14th district
Democratic 1962 Re-elected Claude Pepper (D) 71.2%
Ricardo Nunez (R) 28.8%
Florida 19 Dante Fascell
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 1954 Re-elected Dante Fascell (D) 58.8%
Glenn Rinker (R) 41.2%

Georgia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 Ronald "Bo" Ginn Democratic 1972 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic hold
Lindsay Thomas (D) 64.1%
Herb Jones (R) 35.9%
Georgia 2 Charles Floyd Hatcher Democratic 1980 Re-elected Charles Floyd Hatcher (D) Unopposed
Georgia 3 Jack Thomas Brinkley Democratic 1966 Retired
Democratic hold
Richard Ray (D) 71.0%
Tyron Elliott (R) 29.0%
Georgia 4 Elliott H. Levitas Democratic 1974 Re-elected Elliott H. Levitas (D) 65.5%
Dick Winder (R) 34.5%
Georgia 5 Wyche Fowler Democratic 1977 Re-elected Wyche Fowler (D) 80.8%
J. E. "Billy" McKinney (I) 13.7%
Paul Jones (R) 5.5%
Georgia 6 Newt Gingrich Republican 1978 Re-elected Newt Gingrich (R) 55.3%
Jim Wood (D) 44.7%
Georgia 7 Larry McDonald Democratic 1974 Re-elected Larry McDonald (D) 61.1%
Dave Sellers (R) 38.9%
Georgia 8 Billy Lee Evans Democratic 1976 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
J. Roy Rowland (D) Unopposed
Georgia 9 Ed Jenkins Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Jenkins (D) 77.0%
Charles Sherwood (R) 23.0%
Georgia 10 Doug Barnard, Jr. Democratic 1976 Re-elected Doug Barnard, Jr. (D) Unopposed

Hawaii[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Hawaii 1 Cecil Heftel Democratic 1976 Re-elected Cecil Heftel (D) 89.9%
Rockne H. Johnson (L) 10.1%
Hawaii 2 Daniel Akaka Democratic 1976 Re-elected Daniel Akaka (D) 89.2%
Gregory B. Mills (Nonpartisan) 6.1%
Amelia Lew Fritts (L) 4.6%

Idaho[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Larry Craig Republican 1980 Re-elected Larry Craig (R) 53.7%
Larry La Rocco (D) 46.3%
Idaho 2 George V. Hansen Republican 1974 Re-elected George V. Hansen (R) 52.3%
Richard Stallings (D) 47.7%

Illinois[edit]

Illinois lost two seats at reapportionment, removing two districts with Republican incumbents, and at the same time two other Republican incumbents lost re-election in altered districts.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 Harold Washington Democratic 1980 Re-elected Harold Washington (D) 97.3%
Charles Allen Taliaferro (R) 2.7%
Illinois 2 Gus Savage Democratic 1980 Re-elected Gus Savage (D) 87.2%
Kevin Walker Sparks (R) 12.8%
Illinois 3 Marty Russo Democratic 1974 Re-elected Marty Russo (D) 74.0%
Richard D. Murphy (R) 26.0%
Illinois 4 George M. O'Brien
Redistricted from the 17th district
Republican 1972 Re-elected George M. O'Brien (R) 54.6%
Michael A. Murer (D) 45.4%
Ed Derwinski Republican 1958 Lost renomination
Republican loss
Illinois 5 John G. Fary Democratic 1975 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Bill Lipinski (D) 75.4%
Daniel J. Partyka (R) 24.6%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Re-elected Henry Hyde (R) 68.4%
LeRoy E. Kennel (D) 31.6%
Illinois 7 Cardiss Collins Democratic 1973 Re-elected Cardiss Collins (D) 86.5%
Dansby "Dan" Cheeks (R) 13.5%
Illinois 8 Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1958 Re-elected Dan Rostenkowski (D) 83.4%
Bonnie Hickey (R) 16.6%
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1964 Re-elected Sidney R. Yates (D) 66.5%
Catherine Bertini (R) 32.0%
Sheila Jones (Anti-Drug) 1.5%
Illinois 10 John E. Porter Republican 1980 Re-elected John E. Porter (R) 59.0%
Eugenia S. Chapman (D) 41.0%
Illinois 11 Frank Annunzio Democratic 1964 Re-elected Frank Annunzio (D) 72.6%
James F. Moynihan (R) 27.4%
Illinois 12 Phil Crane Republican 1969 Re-elected Phil Crane (R) 66.2%
Daniel G. DeFosse (D) 30.7%
Joan T. Jarosz (L) 3.1%
Illinois 13 John N. Erlenborn
Redistricted from the 14th district
Republican 1964 Re-elected John N. Erlenborn (R) 69.8%
Robert "Bob" Bily (D) 30.2%
Robert McClory Republican 1962 Retired
Republican loss
Illinois 14 Tom Corcoran
Redistricted from the 15th district
Republican 1976 Re-elected Tom Corcoran (R) 64.6%
Dan McGrath (D) 35.4%
Illinois 15 Edward Rell Madigan
Redistricted from the 21st district
Republican 1972 Re-elected Edward Rell Madigan (R) 66.3%
Tim L. Hall (D) 33.7%
Illinois 16 Lynn Morley Martin Republican 1980 Re-elected Lynn Morley Martin (R) 57.2%
Carl R. "Skip" Schwerdtfeger (D) 42.8%
Illinois 17 Tom Railsback
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 1966 Lost renomination
Democratic gain
Lane Evans (D) 52.8%
Kenneth G. McMillan (R) 47.2%
Illinois 18 Robert H. Michel Republican 1956 Re-elected Robert H. Michel (R) 51.6%
G. Douglas Stephens (D) 48.4%
Illinois 19 Dan Crane
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Republican 1978 Re-elected Dan Crane (R) 52.1%
John Gwinn (D) 47.9%
Illinois 20 Paul Findley Republican 1960 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Dick Durbin (D) 50.4%
Paul Findley (R) 49.6%
Illinois 21 Melvin Price
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1944 Re-elected Melvin Price (D) 63.7%
Robert H. Gaffner (R) 33.3%
Sandra L. Climaco (Good Government) 3.1%
Illinois 22 Paul Simon
Redistricted from the 24th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Paul Simon (D) 66.2%
Peter G. Prineas (R) 33.8%

Indiana[edit]

Indiana lost one seat at reapportionment; Republicans in the legislature deleted two Democratic districts and added a new Republican district, although this strategy was offset by the unexpected defeat of incumbent H. Joel Deckard.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Adam Benjamin, Jr. Democratic 1976 Died in office
Democratic hold
Katie Hall (D) 56.3%
Thomas H. Krieger (R) 43.1%
Jesse Smith (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
Indiana 2 Philip R. Sharp
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Philip R. Sharp (D) 56.2%
Ralph VanNatta (R) 43.8%
Indiana 3 John P. Hiler Republican 1980 Re-elected John P. Hiler (R) 51.2%
Richard Clay Bodine (D) 48.8%
Indiana 4 Dan Coats Republican 1980 Re-elected Dan Coats (R) 64.3%
Roger M. Miller (D) 35.1%
John B. Cameron, Jr. (American) 0.6%
Indiana 5 Elwood Hillis Republican 1970 Re-elected Elwood Hillis (R) 61.1%
Allen B. Maxwell (D) 38.9%
Indiana 6 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Dan Burton (R) 64.9%
George G. Grabianowski (D) 35.1%
Indiana 7 John T. Myers Republican 1966 Re-elected John T. Myers (R) 62.3%
Stephen S. Bonney (D) 37.7%
Floyd Fithian
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic loss
Indiana 8 H. Joel Deckard Republican 1978 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Frank McCloskey (D) 51.4%
H. Joel Deckard (R) 48.1%
Robert F. Arnove (Citizens) 0.5%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lee H. Hamilton (D) 67.1%
Floyd Coates (R) 32.4%
Stephen Arnold (Citizens) 0.5%
Indiana 10 Andrew Jacobs, Jr.
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (D) 66.7%
Michael A. Carroll (R) 33.2%
David W. Ellis (Socialist Workers) 0.1%
David W. Evans
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1974 Lost renomination
Democratic loss

Iowa[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Re-elected Jim Leach (R) 59.2%
William E. Gluba (D) 40.8%
Iowa 2 Tom Tauke Republican 1978 Re-elected Tom Tauke (R) 58.9%
Brent Appel (D) 41.1%
Iowa 3 T. Cooper Evans Republican 1980 Re-elected T. Cooper Evans (R) 55.5%
Lynne G. Cutler (D) 44.5%
Iowa 4 Neal Smith Democratic 1958 Re-elected Neal Smith (D) 66.0%
Dave Readinger (R) 33.6%
Bill Douglas (S) 0.3%
Iowa 5 Tom Harkin Democratic 1974 Re-elected Tom Harkin (D) 58.9%
Arlyn E. Danker (R) 41.1%
Iowa 6 Berkley Bedell Democratic 1974 Re-elected Berkley Bedell (D) 64.3%
Al Bremer (R) 35.7%

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 Pat Roberts Republican 1980 Re-elected Pat Roberts (R) 68.4%
Kent Roth (D) 30.2%
Kent Earnest (L) 1.4%
Kansas 2 James Edmund Jeffries Republican 1978 Retired
Democratic gain
Jim Slattery (D) 57.4%
Morris Kay (R) 42.6%
Kansas 3 Larry Winn Republican 1966 Re-elected Larry Winn (R) 59.2%
William L. Kostar (D) 38.3%
Gene R. Blair (L) 2.5%
Kansas 4 Dan Glickman Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dan Glickman (D) 73.9%
Gerald Caywood (R) 24.4%
Karl Peterjohn (L) 1.6%
Kansas 5 Bob Whittaker Republican 1978 Re-elected Bob Whittaker (R) 67.6%
Lee Rowe (D) 31.1%
John L. Conger (L) 1.2%

Kentucky[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Carroll Hubbard Democratic 1974 Re-elected Carroll Hubbard (D) Unopposed
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 Re-elected William Huston Natcher (D) 73.8%
Mark T. Watson (R) 26.2%
Kentucky 3 Romano L. Mazzoli Democratic 1970 Re-elected Romano L. Mazzoli (D) 65.1%
Carl Brown (R) 32.2%
Norbert D. Leveronne (I) 2.0%
Dan Murray (L) 0.4%
Craig Honts (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
Kentucky 4 Gene Snyder Republican 1966 Re-elected Gene Snyder (R) 54.2%
Terry L. Mann (D) 45.3%
Paul Thiel (L) 0.5%
Kentucky 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1980 Re-elected Hal Rogers (R) 65.2%
Doye Davenport (D) 34.8%
Kentucky 6 Larry J. Hopkins Republican 1978 Re-elected Larry J. Hopkins (R) 56.8%
Don Mills (D) 41.4%
Ken Ashby (L) 1.0%
Don Bertram Pratt (I) 0.8%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Re-elected Carl D. Perkins (D) 79.4%
Tom Hamby (R) 20.6%

Louisiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 Bob Livingston Republican 1977 Re-elected Bob Livingston (R) Unopposed
Louisiana 2 Lindy Boggs Democratic 1973 Re-elected Lindy Boggs (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 3 Billy Tauzin Democratic 1980 Re-elected Billy Tauzin (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 4 Buddy Roemer Democratic 1980 Re-elected Buddy Roemer (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 5 Jerry Huckaby Democratic 1976 Re-elected Jerry Huckaby (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 6 Henson Moore Republican 1974 Re-elected Henson Moore (R) Unopposed
Louisiana 7 John Breaux Democratic 1972 Re-elected John Breaux (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 8 Gillis William Long Democratic 1972 Re-elected Gillis William Long (D) Unopposed

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 David F. Emery Republican 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
John R. McKernan, Jr. (R) 50.4%
John M. Kerry (D) 47.9%
Gregory J. Fleming (L) 1.7%
Maine 2 Olympia Snowe Republican 1978 Re-elected Olympia Snowe (R) 66.7%
James Patrick Dunleavy (D) 33.3%

Maryland[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 Roy Dyson Democratic 1980 Re-elected Roy Dyson (D) 69.3%
C. A. Porter Hopkins (R) 30.7%
Maryland 2 Clarence Long Democratic 1962 Re-elected Clarence Long (D) 52.6%
Helen Delich Bentley (R) 47.4%
Maryland 3 Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1976 Re-elected Barbara Mikulski (D) 74.2%
H. Robert Scherr (R) 25.8%
Maryland 4 Marjorie Holt Republican 1972 Re-elected Marjorie Holt (R) 61.2%
Patricia O'Brien Aiken (D) 38.8%
Maryland 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 1981 Re-elected Steny Hoyer (D) 79.6%
William P. Guthrie (R) 20.4%
Maryland 6 Beverly Byron Democratic 1978 Re-elected Beverly Byron (D) 74.4%
Roscoe Bartlett (R) 25.6%
Maryland 7 Parren Mitchell Democratic 1970 Re-elected Parren Mitchell (D) 87.9%
M. Leonora Jones (R) 12.1%
Maryland 8 Michael D. Barnes Democratic 1978 Re-elected Michael D. Barnes (D) 71.3%
Elizabeth W. Spencer (R) 28.7%

Massachusetts[edit]

Massachusetts lost one seat at reapportionment, combining the districts of Barney Frank and Margaret Heckler.[2]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 Silvio Conte Republican 1958 Re-elected Silvio Conte (R) Unopposed
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Re-elected Edward Boland (D) 72.6%
Thomas P. Swank (R) 27.4%
Massachusetts 3 Joseph D. Early Democratic 1974 Re-elected Joseph D. Early (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 4 Barney Frank Democratic 1980 Re-elected Barney Frank (D) 59.5%
Margaret Heckler (R) 40.5%
Margaret Heckler
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Republican loss
Massachusetts 5 James Shannon Democratic 1978 Re-elected James Shannon (D) 84.7%
Angelo Louis Laudani (R) 15.3%
Massachusetts 6 Nicholas Mavroules Democratic 1978 Re-elected Nicholas Mavroules (D) 57.8%
Thomas Trimarco (R) 42.2%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Markey (D) 77.8%
David M. Basile (R) 22.2%
Massachusetts 8 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Re-elected Tip O'Neill (D) 74.9%
Frank Luke McNamara, Jr. (R) 25.1%
Massachusetts 9 Joe Moakley Democratic 1972 Re-elected Joe Moakley (D) 64.1%
Deborah R. Cochran (R) 34.3%
Valerie Eckart (Socialist Workers) 1.6%
Massachusetts 10 Gerry E. Studds
Redistricted from the 12th district
Democratic 1972 Re-elected Gerry E. Studds (D) 68.7%
John E. Conway (R) 31.3%
Massachusetts 11 Brian J. Donnelly Democratic 1978 Re-elected Brian J. Donnelly (D) Unopposed

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Re-elected John Conyers (D) 96.7%
Bill Krebaum (L) 2.5%
Eddie Benjamin (Workers) 0.9%
Michigan 2 Carl Pursell Republican 1976 Re-elected Carl Pursell (R) 65.5%
George Wahl Sallade (D) 32.5%
Barbara J. McKenna (L) 2.1%
Michigan 3 Howard Wolpe Democratic 1978 Re-elected Howard Wolpe (D) 56.3%
Richard L. Milliman (R) 42.6%
Robert S. Holderbaum (L) 0.6%
Lizzie M. Hudson (AI) 0.4%
Michigan 4 Mark D. Siljander Republican 1981 Re-elected Mark D. Siljander (R) 59.7%
David A. Masiokas (D) 38.8%
Robert Wagner (L) 1.1%
Robert C. Drenkhahn (AI) 0.5%
Michigan 5 Harold S. Sawyer Republican 1976 Re-elected Harold S. Sawyer (R) 53.1%
Stephen V. Monsma (D) 46.9%
Michigan 6 James Whitney Dunn Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Milton Robert Carr (D) 51.4%
James Whitney Dunn (R) 47.5%
James E. Hurrell (L) 1.1%
Michigan 7 Dale E. Kildee Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dale E. Kildee (D) 75.4%
George R. Darrah (R) 23.1%
Dennis L. Berry (L) 1.2%
David Freund (Workers) 0.4%
Michigan 8 J. Bob Traxler Democratic 1974 Re-elected J. Bob Traxler (D) 91.0%
Sheila M. Hart (L) 9.0%
Michigan 9 Guy Vander Jagt Republican 1966 Re-elected Guy Vander Jagt (R) 64.9%
Gerald D. Warner (D) 35.1%
Michigan 10 Donald J. Albosta Democratic 1978 Re-elected Donald J. Albosta (D) 60.1%
Lawrence W. Reed (R) 38.9%
William Spiers (L) 0.9%
Michigan 11 Robert William Davis Republican 1978 Re-elected Robert William Davis (R) 60.5%
Kent Bourland (D) 39.5%
Michigan 12 David E. Bonior Democratic 1976 Re-elected David E. Bonior (D) 65.9%
Ray Contesti (R) 33.2%
Keith P. Edwards (L) 1.0%
Michigan 13 George W. Crockett, Jr. Democratic 1980 Re-elected George W. Crockett, Jr. (D) 88.0%
Letty Gupta (R) 11.1%
Eddie Benjamin (Workers) 0.9%
Michigan 14 Dennis M. Hertel Democratic 1980 Re-elected Dennis M. Hertel (D) 95.0%
Harold H. Dunn (L) 5.0%
Michigan 15 William D. Ford Democratic 1964 Re-elected William D. Ford (D) 72.8%
Mitchell Moran (R) 26.0%
Guy R. Collins (AI) 1.2%
Michigan 16 John D. Dingell, Jr. Democratic 1955 Re-elected John D. Dingell, Jr. (D) 73.7%
David K. Haskins (R) 25.3%
Susan Apstein (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
Paul Scherrer (Workers) 0.3%
Michigan 17 William M. Brodhead Democratic 1974 Retired
Democratic hold
Sander M. Levin (D) 66.6%
Gerald E. Rosen (R) 31.7%
Virginia L. Cropsey (L) 1.7%
James J. Blanchard
Redistricted from the 18th district
Democratic 1974 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic loss
Michigan 18 William Broomfield
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 1956 Re-elected William Broomfield (R) 73.3%
Allen J. SIpher (D) 25.7%
Joseph Cote (L) 1.0%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 Tom Hagedorn
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Republican 1974 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Tim Penny (DFL) 51.2%
Tom Hagedorn (R) 47.9%
Clare H. Jarvis (L) 0.9%
Minnesota 2 Vin Weber
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected Vin Weber (R) 54.5%
James W. "Jim" Nichols (DFL) 45.5%
Minnesota 3 Bill Frenzel Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Frenzel (R) 72.2%
Joel A. Saliterman (DFL) 26.4%
Richard Laybourn (Citizens) 1.5%
Minnesota 4 Bruce Vento Democratic 1976 Re-elected Bruce Vento (DFL) 73.2%
Bill James (R) 26.8%
Minnesota 5 Martin Olav Sabo Democratic 1978 Re-elected Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 65.5%
Keith W. Johnson (R) 29.4%
Kathryn Anderson (Citizens) 3.9%
Thomas Wicklund (L) 1.2%
Minnesota 6 Arlen Erdahl
Redistricted from the 1st district
Republican 1978 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Gerry Sikorski (DFL) 50.8%
Arlen Erdahl (R) 49.2%
Minnesota 7 Arlan Stangeland Republican 1977 Re-elected Arlan Stangeland (R) 50.3%
Gene Wenstrom (DFL) 49.7%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Oberstar (DFL) 76.7%
Marjorie L. "Marnie" Luce (R) 23.3%

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 Re-elected Jamie L. Whitten (D) 70.9%
Fran Fawcett (R) 29.1%
Mississippi 2 David R. Bowen Democratic 1972 Retired
Republican gain
Webb Franklin (R) 50.3%
Robert G. Clark (D) 48.4%
William V. Harris (I) 1.3%
Mississippi 3 Gillespie V. Montgomery Democratic 1966 Re-elected Gillespie V. Montgomery (D) 93.1%
James Bradshaw (I) 6.9%
Mississippi 4 Wayne Dowdy Democratic 1981 Re-elected Wayne Dowdy (D) 52.5%
Liles Williams (R) 45.6%
Eddie L. McBride (I) 1.8%
Mississippi 5 Trent Lott Republican 1972 Re-elected Trent Lott (R) 78.5%
Arlon Coate (D) 21.5%

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Bill Clay Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bill Clay (D) 66.1%
Bill White (R) 33.9%
Missouri 2 Robert A. Young Democratic 1976 Re-elected Robert A. Young (D) 56.5%
Harold L. Dielmann (R) 43.5%
Missouri 3 Dick Gephardt Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dick Gephardt (D) 77.9%
Richard Foristel (R) 22.1%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ike Skelton (D) 54.8%
Wendell Bailey (R) 45.2%
Wendell Bailey
Redistricted from the 8th district
Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Republican loss
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Retired
Democratic hold
Alan Wheat (D) 57.9%
John A. Sharp (R) 40.2%
Alan H. Deright (I) 1.3%
Kathie A. Fitzgerald (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
Missouri 6 Earl Thomas Coleman Republican 1976 Re-elected Earl Thomas Coleman (R) 55.3%
Jim Russell (D) 44.7%
Missouri 7 Gene Taylor Republican 1972 Re-elected Gene Taylor (R) 50.5%
David A. Geisler (D) 49.5%
Missouri 8 Bill Emerson
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected Bill Emerson (R) 53.1%
Jerry Ford (D) 46.9%
Missouri 9 Harold Volkmer Democratic 1976 Re-elected Harold Volkmer (D) 60.8%
Larry E. Mead (R) 39.2%

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana 1 John Patrick Williams Democratic 1978 Re-elected John Patrick Williams (D) 59.7%
Bob Davies (R) 37.2%
Don Doig (L) 3.1%
Montana 2 Ron Marlenee Republican 1976 Re-elected Ron Marlenee (R) 53.7%
Howard F. Lyman (D) 44.2%
Westley F. Deitchler (L) 2.1%

Nebraska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Doug Bereuter Republican 1978 Re-elected Doug Bereuter (R) 75.1%
Curt Donaldson (D) 24.9%
Nebraska 2 Hal Daub Republican 1980 Re-elected Hal Daub (R) 56.8%
Richard M. Fellman (D) 43.2%
Nebraska 3 Virginia D. Smith Republican 1974 Re-elected Virginia D. Smith (R) Unopposed

Nevada[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada 1 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Harry Reid (D) 57.5%
Peggy Cavnar (R) 42.5%
Nevada 2 James David Santini
Redistricted from the at-large district
Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican gain
Barbara Vucanovich (R) 55.5%
Mary Gojack (D) 41.3%
Teresa Vuceta (L) 3.2%

New Hampshire[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Norman D'Amours Democratic 1974 Re-elected Norman D'Amours (D) 54.9%
Bob Smith (R) 44.5%
William C. Mackenzie (I) 0.5%
New Hampshire 2 Judd Gregg Republican 1980 Re-elected Judd Gregg (R) 70.8%
Robert L. Dupay (D) 29.2%

New Jersey[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 James J. Florio Democratic 1974 Re-elected James J. Florio (D) 73.3%
John A. Dramesi (R) 26.2%
Jerry Zeldin (L) 0.3%
Patrick J. McCann (Soc-Lab) 0.2%
New Jersey 2 William J. Hughes Democratic 1974 Re-elected William J. Hughes (D) 68.0%
John J. Mahoney (R) 31.1%
Bruce Powers (L) 0.8%
New Jersey 3 James J. Howard Democratic 1964 Re-elected James J. Howard (D) 62.3%
Marie Sheehan Muhler (R) 36.2%
John Kinnevy III (Citizens) 0.5%
Lee A. Gesner, Jr. (L) 0.4%
Joseph B. Hawley (I) 0.3%
Lawrence D. Erickson (S) 0.3%
New Jersey 4 Christopher H. Smith Republican 1980 Re-elected Christopher H. Smith (R) 52.7%
Joseph P. Merlino (D) 46.5%
Bill Harris (L) 0.4%
Paul B. Rizzo (I) 0.2%
Eugene Allen Creech (World Federalist) 0.1%
New Jersey 5 Marge Roukema
Redistricted from the 7th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected Marge Roukema (R) 65.3%
Fritz Cammerzell (D) 33.5%
William J. Zelko, Jr. (L) 1.2%
Millicent Fenwick Republican 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican loss
New Jersey 6 Bernard J. Dwyer
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 1980 Re-elected Bernard J. Dwyer (D) 68.1%
Bertram L. Buckler (R) 31.3%
Charles M. Hart (L) 0.6%
New Jersey 7 Matthew John Rinaldo
Redistricted from the 12th district
Republican 1972 Re-elected Matthew John Rinaldo (R) 56.0%
Adam K. Levin (D) 43.3%
Donald B. Siano (L) 0.8%
New Jersey 8 Robert A. Roe Democratic 1970 Re-elected Robert A. Roe (D) 70.7%
Norm Robertson (R) 28.5%
Sidney J. Pope (L) 0.8%
New Jersey 9 Harold C. Hollenbeck Republican 1976 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Robert Torricelli (D) 53.0%
Harold C. Hollenbeck (R) 46.0%
Robert Shapiro (L) 0.9%
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Democratic 1948 Re-elected Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D) 82.6%
Timothy Lee, Jr. (R) 15.7%
Katharine Florentine (L) 1.0%
Christine Keno (I) 0.7%
New Jersey 11 Joseph G. Minish Democratic 1962 Re-elected Joseph G. Minish (D) 64.3%
Rey Redington (R) 34.8%
Richard S. Roth (L) 0.9%
New Jersey 12 James A. Courter
Redistricted from the 13th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected James A. Courter (R) 66.8%
Jeff Connor (D) 32.3%
Harold F. Leiendecker (L) 0.9%
New Jersey 13 Edwin B. Forsythe
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Edwin B. Forsythe (R) 59.5%
George S. Callas (D) 39.1%
Paula Volpe (Citizens) 0.6%
Leonard T. Flynn (L) 0.5%
Donald L. Smith (Const) 0.4%
New Jersey 14 Frank Joseph Guarini Democratic 1978 Re-elected Frank Joseph Guarini (D) 74.3%
Charles J. Catrillo (R) 22.3%
Jack Murphy (I) 1.3%
Herbert H. Shaw (I) 1.0%
Kenneth Famularo (I) 0.7%
Louis J. Sicilia (L) 0.4%

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico 1 Manuel Lujan, Jr. Republican 1968 Re-elected Manuel Lujan, Jr. (R) 52.4%
Jan A. Hartke (D) 47.6%
New Mexico 2 Joe Skeen Republican 1980 Re-elected Joe Skeen (R) 58.4%
Caleb J. Chandler (D) 41.6%
New Mexico 3 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Bill Richardson (D) 64.6%
Marjorie Bell Chambers (R) 35.4%

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 William Carney Republican 1978 Re-elected William Carney (R) 63.9%
Ethan C. Elden (D) 36.1%
New York 2 Thomas J. Downey Democratic 1974 Re-elected Thomas J. Downey (D) 63.9%
Paul G. Costello (R) 33.8%
Louis VanDenEssen (Right to Life) 2.3%
New York 3 John LeBoutillier
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Robert J. Mrazek (D) 51.8%
John LeBoutillier (R) 46.0%
Richard T. Bohner (Right to Life) 2.2%
Gregory W. Carman Republican 1980 Retired
Republican loss
New York 4 Norman F. Lent Republican 1970 Re-elected Norman F. Lent (R) 60.4%
Robert P. Zimmerman (D) 36.4%
John J. Dunkle (Right to Life) 3.3%
New York 5 Raymond J. McGrath Republican 1980 Re-elected Raymond J. McGrath (R) 58.1%
Arnold J. Miller (D) 38.8%
Thomas J. Boyle (Right to Life) 2.8%
Richard Horan (L) 0.3%
New York 6 Joseph P. Addabbo
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1960 Re-elected Joseph P. Addabbo (D) 95.9%
Mark E. Scott (Con) 4.1%
New York 7 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1962 Re-elected Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (D) 77.2%
Albert Lemishow (R) 22.8%
New York 8 James H. Scheuer
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected James H. Scheuer (D) 89.5%
John T. Blume (Con) 10.5%
New York 9 Geraldine Ferraro Democratic 1978 Re-elected Geraldine Ferraro (D) 73.2%
John J. Weigandt (R) 19.8%
Ralph G. Groves (Con) 5.8%
Patricia A. Salargo (Lib) 1.1%
New York 10 Chuck Schumer
Redistricted from the 16th district
Democratic 1980 Re-elected Chuck Schumer (D) 79.2%
Stephen Marks (R) 19.2%
Alice J. Bertolotti (Right to Life) 1.7%
New York 11 Fred Richmond
Redistricted from the 14th district
Democratic 1974 Resigned
Democratic hold
Edolphus Towns (D) 83.7%
James W. Smith (R) 9.5%
Patrick W. Giagnacova (Lib) 3.2%
Joseph N. O. Caesar (Con) 2.9%
Susan C. Zarate (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
New York 12 Shirley Chisholm Democratic 1968 Retired
Democratic hold
Major Owens (D) 90.5%
David Katan, Sr. (R) 6.5%
David E. Rosenstroch (Con) 2.0%
Jahn-Clymer Francis (Right to Life) 0.9%
New York 13 Stephen J. Solarz Democratic 1974 Re-elected Stephen J. Solarz (D) 80.5%
Leon F. Nadrowski (R) 16.7%
James M. Gay (Con) 2.7%
New York 14 Guy V. Molinari
Redistricted from the 17th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected Guy V. Molinari (R) 56.1%
Leo C. Zeferetti (D) 42.9%
Carl F. Grillo (Lib) 1.1%
Leo C. Zeferetti
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Democratic loss
New York 15 S. William Green
Redistricted from the 18th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected S. William Green (R) 53.6%
Betty G. Lall (D) 44.9%
Henry VanRossem (Con) 1.6%
New York 16 Charles B. Rangel
Redistricted from the 19th district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles B. Rangel (D) 97.5%
Michael T. Berns (Con) 1.6%
Veronica Cruz (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
New York 17 Theodore S. Weiss
Redistricted from the 20th district
Democratic 1976 Re-elected Theodore S. Weiss (D) 85.0%
Louis S. Antonelli (R) 15.0%
Jonathan Brewster Bingham
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Democratic 1964 Retired
Democratic loss
New York 18 Robert García
Redistricted from the 21st district
Democratic 1978 Re-elected Robert García (D) 98.9%
Loidis R. Cordero (Popular) 1.1%
New York 19 Mario Biaggi
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1968 Re-elected Mario Biaggi (D) 93.7%
Michael J. McSherry (Con) 5.9%
Eva Chertov (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
New York 20 Richard Ottinger
Redistricted from the 24th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Richard Ottinger (D) 56.5%
John S. Fossel (R) 41.3%
Florence T. O'Grady (Right to Life) 2.2%
New York 21 Hamilton Fish IV
Redistricted from the 25th district
Republican 1968 Re-elected Hamilton Fish IV (R) 75.2%
J. Morgan Strong (D) 24.8%
New York 22 Benjamin A. Gilman
Redistricted from the 26th district
Republican 1972 Re-elected Benjamin A. Gilman (R) 52.9%
Peter A. Peyser (D) 42.0%
Charles C. Beck (Con) 2.8%
Richard Bruno (Right to Life) 2.3%
Peter A. Peyser
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1978 Lost re-election
Democratic loss
New York 23 Samuel S. Stratton
Redistricted from the 28th district
Democratic 1958 Re-elected Samuel S. Stratton (D) 76.1%
Frank Wicks (R) 19.2%
John G. Dow (Lib) 3.9%
Mark A. Dunlea (Citizens) 0.5%
Patricia Mayberry (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
New York 24 Gerald B. H. Solomon
Redistricted from the 29th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected Gerald B. H. Solomon (R) 73.9%
Roy Esiason (D) 26.1%
New York 25 Donald J. Mitchell
Redistricted from the 31st district
Republican 1972 Retired
Republican hold
Sherwood Boehlert (R) 55.8%
Anita Maxwell (D) 42.4%
Donald J. Thomas (Right to Life) 1.8%
New York 26 David O'Brien Martin
Redistricted from the 30th district
Republican 1980 Re-elected David O'Brien Martin (R) 71.6%
David P. Landy (D) 28.4%
New York 27 George C. Wortley
Redistricted from the 32nd district
Republican 1980 Re-elected George C. Wortley (R) 53.2%
Elaine Lytel (D) 44.2%
Thomas M. Hunter (Con) 1.6%
George Hyrcza (Right to Life) 1.1%
Gary A. Lee
Redistricted from the 33rd district
Republican 1978 Lost renomination
Republican loss
New York 28 Matthew F. McHugh
Redistricted from the 27th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Matthew F. McHugh (D) 56.3%
David F. Crowley (R) 42.5%
Mark Masterson (Right to Life) 1.1%
New York 29 Frank Horton
Redistricted from the 34th district
Republican 1962 Re-elected Frank Horton (R) 66.4%
William C. Larsen (D) 30.2%
Edwin Lundberg (Con) 3.4%
New York 30 Barber Conable
Redistricted from the 35th district
Republican 1964 Re-elected Barber Conable (R) 68.2%
Bill Benet (D) 27.9%
Richard G. Baxter (Con) 2.2%
David J. Valone (Right to Life) 1.7%
New York 31 Jack Kemp
Redistricted from the 38th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Jack Kemp (R) 75.3%
James A. Martin (D) 24.7%
New York 32 John J. LaFalce
Redistricted from the 36th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected John J. LaFalce (D) 91.4%
Raymond R. Walker (Con) 6.8%
Timothy J. Hubbard (Right to Life) 1.9%
New York 33 Henry J. Nowak
Redistricted from the 37th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry J. Nowak (D) 84.1%
Walter J. Pillich (R) 13.2%
James F. Gallagher (Right to Life) 2.7%
New York 34 Stan Lundine
Redistricted from the 39th district
Democratic 1976 Re-elected Stan Lundine (D) 60.2%
James J. Snyder (R) 38.7%
Genevieve F. Ronan (Right to Life) 1.1%

North Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Walter B. Jones, Sr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Walter B. Jones, Sr. (D) 81.3%
James F. McIntyre III (R) 17.8%
Bobby Yates Emory (L) 0.9%
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Retired
Democratic hold
Tim Valentine (D) 53.6%
John W. Marin (R) 30.8%
H. M. Michaux, Jr. (W/I) 14.4%
Sue Lamm (L) 1.3%
North Carolina 3 Charles Orville Whitley Democratic 1976 Re-elected Charles Orville Whitley (D) 63.6%
Eugene McDaniel (R) 36.0%
Marshall Sprague (L) 0.5%
North Carolina 4 Ike Franklin Andrews Democratic 1972 Re-elected Ike Franklin Andrews (D) 51.3%
Bill Cobey (R) 47.4%
Fritz Prochnow (L) 1.3%
North Carolina 5 Stephen L. Neal Democratic 1974 Re-elected Stephen L. Neal (D) 60.3%
Anne Bagnal (R) 39.2%
Naudeen Beek (L) 0.4%
Meryl Lynn Farber (Socialist Workers) 0.1%
North Carolina 6 Walter E. Johnston, III Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Charles Robin Britt (D) 53.8%
Walter E. Johnston, III (R) 45.6%
J. Erik Christensen (L) 0.5%
North Carolina 7 Charlie Rose Democratic 1972 Re-elected Charlie Rose (D) 71.0%
Edward Johnson (R) 28.0%
Richard Hollembeak (L) 1.0%
North Carolina 8 Bill Hefner Democratic 1974 Re-elected Bill Hefner (D) 57.4%
Harris D. Blake (R) 42.0%
Don Scoggins (L) 0.7%
North Carolina 9 James G. Martin Republican 1972 Re-elected James G. Martin (R) 57.0%
Preston Cornelius (D) 41.9%
Dave Braatz (L) 1.1%
North Carolina 10 James T. Broyhill Republican 1962 Re-elected James T. Broyhill (R) 92.7%
John Rankin (L) 7.3%
North Carolina 11 Bill Hendon Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
James McClure Clarke (D) 49.9%
Bill Hendon (R) 49.2%
Linda Janca (L) 0.9%

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota At-large Byron Dorgan Democratic 1980 Re-elected Byron Dorgan (D) 71.6%
Kent Jones (R) 27.7%
Don J. Klingensmith (Proh) 0.7%

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 Tom Luken
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1976 Re-elected Tom Luken (D) 63.5%
John E. Held (R) 33.7%
James A. Berns (L) 2.8%
Ohio 2 Bill Gradison
Redistricted from the 1st district
Republican 1974 Re-elected Bill Gradison (R) 62.7%
William J. Luttmer (D) 34.2%
Charles K. Shrout, Jr. (L) 1.9%
Joseph I. Lombardo (I) 1.2%
Ohio 3 Tony P. Hall Democratic 1978 Re-elected Tony P. Hall (D) 87.7%
Kathryn E. Brown (L) 12.3%
Ohio 4 Mike Oxley Republican 1972 Re-elected Mike Oxley (R) 64.6%
Bob Moon (D) 35.4%
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Re-elected Del Latta (R) 55.2%
James R. Sherck (D) 44.8%
Ohio 6 Bob McEwen Republican 1980 Re-elected Bob McEwen (R) 59.2%
Lynn Alan Grimshaw (D) 40.8%
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Jr. Republican 1965 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Mike DeWine (R) 56.3%
Roger D. Tackett (D) 42.0%
John B. Winer (L) 1.8%
Ohio 8 Tom Kindness Republican 1974 Re-elected Tom Kindness (R) 66.4%
John W. Griffin (D) 33.6%
Ohio 9 Ed Weber Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Marcy Kaptur (D) 57.9%
Ed Weber (R) 39.3%
Susan A. Skinner (I) 1.1%
James J. Somers (I) 1.0%
David Muir (L) 0.7%
Ohio 10 Clarence E. Miller Republican 1966 Re-elected Clarence E. Miller (R) 63.3%
John M. Buchanan (D) 36.7%
Jean Spencer Ashbrook
Redistricted from the 17th district
Republican 1982 Retired
Republican loss
Ohio 11 Dennis E. Eckart
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Democratic 1980 Re-elected Dennis E. Eckart (D) 60.9%
Glen W. Warner (R) 36.9%
Jim Russell (L) 2.2%
J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Retired
Republican loss
Ohio 12 Bob Shamansky Democratic 1980 Lost re-election
Republican gain
John Kasich (R) 50.5%
Bob Shamansky (D) 47.3%
Russell A. Lewis (L) 2.3%
Ohio 13 Don Pease Democratic 1976 Re-elected Don Pease (D) 61.2%
Timothy Paul Martin (R) 35.4%
James S. Patton (I) 3.4%
Ohio 14 John F. Seiberling Democratic 1970 Re-elected John F. Seiberling (D) 70.5%
Louis A. Mangels (R) 29.5%
Ohio 15 Chalmers P. Wylie Republican 1966 Re-elected Chalmers P. Wylie (R) 66.3%
Greg Kostelac (D) 29.8%
Steve Kender (L) 3.9%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Re-elected Ralph Regula (R) 65.8%
Jeffrey R. Orenstein (D) 34.2%
Ohio 17 Lyle Williams
Redistricted from the 19th district
Republican 1978 Re-elected Lyle Williams (R) 55.1%
George D. Tablack (D) 44.9%
Ohio 18 Douglas Applegate Democratic 1976 Re-elected Douglas Applegate (D) Unopposed
Ohio 19 Ronald M. Mottl
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1974 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Ed Feighan (D) 58.8%
Richard G. Anter II (R) 38.3%
Thomas Pekarek (L) 1.6%
Kevin G. Killeeen (I) 1.2%
Ohio 20 Mary Rose Oakar Democratic 1976 Re-elected Mary Rose Oakar (D) 85.6%
Paris T. LeJeune (R) 11.3%
Milton R. Norris (L) 1.8%
Louise Haberbush (I) 1.2%
Ohio 21 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Re-elected Louis Stokes (D) 86.1%
Alan G. Shatteen (R) 13.9%

Oklahoma[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 James Robert Jones Democratic 1972 Re-elected James Robert Jones (D) 54.1%
Richard C. Freeman (R) 45.9%
Oklahoma 2 Mike Synar Democratic 1978 Re-elected Mike Synar (D) 72.6%
Lou Striegel (R) 27.4%
Oklahoma 3 Wes Watkins Democratic 1976 Re-elected Wes Watkins (D) 82.2%
Patrick K. Miller (R) 17.8%
Oklahoma 4 Dave McCurdy Democratic 1980 Re-elected Dave McCurdy (D) 65.0%
Howard Rutledge (R) 34.2%
Charles T. Emerson (I) 0.4%
Marshall A. Luse, Jr. (I) 0.3%
Oklahoma 5 Mickey Edwards Republican 1976 Re-elected Mickey Edwards (R) 67.2%
Dan Lane (D) 28.8%
Paul E. Trent (I) 3.9%
Oklahoma 6 Glenn English Democratic 1974 Re-elected Glenn English (D) 75.4%
Ed Moore (R) 24.6%

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 Les AuCoin Democratic 1974 Re-elected Les AuCoin (D) 53.8%
Bill Moshofsky (R) 46.2%
Oregon 2 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Robert Freeman Smith (R) 55.6%
Larryann Willis (D) 44.4%
Oregon 3 Ron Wyden Democratic 1980 Re-elected Ron Wyden (D) 78.3%
Thomas H. Phelan (R) 21.7%
Oregon 4 Jim Weaver Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Weaver (D) 59.1%
Ross Anthony (R) 40.9%
Oregon 5 Denny Smith
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Republican 1980 Re-elected Denny Smith (R) 51.2%
Ruth McFarland (D) 48.8%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Thomas M. Foglietta Democratic 1980 Re-elected Thomas M. Foglietta (D) 72.3%
Michael Marino (R) 26.6%
Lisa Brannan (Consumer) 0.7%
Ralph Mullinger (L) 0.4%
Joseph F. Smith
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1981 Lost renomination
Democratic loss
Pennsylvania 2 William H. Gray Democratic 1978 Re-elected William H. Gray (D) 76.1%
T. Milton Street (I) 22.2%
William C. Saunders (L) 1.7%
Pennsylvania 3 Charles F. Dougherty
Redistricted from the 4th district
Republican 1978 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Robert A. Borski, Jr. (D) 50.1%
Charles F. Dougherty (R) 48.7%
Carolyn Berger (Consumer) 0.5%
Mike Finley (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
Bruce Bishkin (L) 0.2%
Pennsylvania 4 Eugene Atkinson
Redistricted from the 25th district
Republican 1978 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Joseph P. Kolter (D) 60.1%
Eugene Atkinson (R) 38.6%
Sam Blancato (Consumer) 1.2%
Pennsylvania 5 Richard T. Schulze Republican 1974 Re-elected Richard T. Schulze (R) 67.2%
Bob Burger (D) 32.8%
Pennsylvania 6 Gus Yatron Democratic 1968 Re-elected Gus Yatron (D) 72.0%
Harry B. Martin (R) 28.0%
Pennsylvania 7 Robert W. Edgar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Robert W. Edgar (D) 55.4%
Steve Joachim (R) 44.6%
Pennsylvania 8 James K. Coyne, III Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Peter H. Kostmayer (D) 50.3%
James K. Coyne, III (R) 48.9%
Albert H. Reef (I) 0.5%
Hans Schroeder (L) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 9 Bud Shuster Republican 1972 Re-elected Bud Shuster (R) 65.1%
Eugene J. Duncan (D) 34.9%
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Re-elected Joseph M. McDade (R) 67.5%
Robert J. Rafalko (D) 32.5%
Pennsylvania 11 James L. Nelligan Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Frank Harrison (D) 53.5%
James L. Nelligan (R) 46.5%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Re-elected John Murtha (D) 61.1%
William N. Tuscano (R) 34.4%
Joseph E. Krill (I) 4.5%
Donald A. Bailey
Redistricted from the 21st district
Democratic 1978 Lost renomination
Democratic loss
Pennsylvania 13 R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican 1968 Re-elected R. Lawrence Coughlin (R) 64.3%
Martin J. Cunningham (D) 35.2%
Nicholas Kydonieus (L) 0.5%
Pennsylvania 14 William J. Coyne Democratic 1980 Re-elected William J. Coyne (D) 74.9%
John Robert Clark (R) 20.3%
Richard Edward Caliguri (L) 3.4%
William R. Kalman (Socialist Workers) 1.5%
Pennsylvania 15 Donald L. Ritter Republican 1978 Re-elected Donald L. Ritter (R) 57.8%
Richard J. Orloski (D) 42.2%
Pennsylvania 16 Robert Smith Walker Republican 1976 Re-elected Robert Smith Walker (R) 71.3%
Jean D. Mowery (D) 28.7%
Pennsylvania 17 Allen E. Ertel Democratic 1976 Retired to run for Governor
Republican gain
George Gekas (R) 57.6%
Larry Hochendoner (D) 42.4%
Pennsylvania 18 Doug Walgren Democratic 1976 Re-elected Doug Walgren (D) 54.2%
Ted Jacob (R) 45.0%
William A. Lewis, Jr. (L) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 19 William F. Goodling Republican 1974 Re-elected William F. Goodling (R) 70.8%
Larry Becker (D) 29.2%
Pennsylvania 20 Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic 1968 Re-elected Joseph M. Gaydos (D) 76.0%
Terry T. Ray (R) 22.8%
David L. Travis (L) 1.2%
Pennsylvania 21 Marc L. Marks
Redistricted from the 24th district
Republican 1976 Retired
Republican hold
Tom Ridge (R) 50.2%
Anthony Andrezeski (D) 49.8%
Pennsylvania 22 Austin Murphy Democratic 1976 Re-elected Austin Murphy (D) 78.7%
Frank J. Paterra (R) 20.5%
Deann Rathbun (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 23 William F. Clinger, Jr. Republican 1978 Re-elected William F. Clinger, Jr. (R) 65.2%
Joseph J. Calla, Jr. (D) 34.8%

Rhode Island[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Fernand St. Germain Democratic 1960 Re-elected Fernand St. Germain (D) 60.7%
Burton Stallwood (R) 38.3%
Gertrude M. Jayne Fowler (I) 1.0%
Rhode Island 2 Claudine Schneider Republican 1980 Re-elected Claudine Schneider (R) 55.6%
James V. Aukerman (D) 44.4%

South Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 Thomas F. Hartnett Republican 1980 Re-elected Thomas F. Hartnett (R) 54.3%
W. Mullins McLeod (D) 44.9%
Walter E. Smith (L) 0.8%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Re-elected Floyd Spence (R) 58.5%
Ken Mosely (D) 41.5%
South Carolina 3 Butler Derrick Democratic 1974 Re-elected Butler Derrick (D) 90.4%
Gordon T. Davis (R) 9.6%
South Carolina 4 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Republican 1978 Re-elected Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. (R) 63.3%
Marion E. Tyus (D) 36.7%
South Carolina 5 Kenneth Lamar Holland Democratic 1974 Retired
Democratic hold
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D) 67.6%
John S. Wilkerson (R) 32.4%
South Carolina 6 John Light Napier Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Robin Tallon (D) 52.5%
John Light Napier (R) 47.5%

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota At-large Tom Daschle
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic 1978 Re-elected Tom Daschle (D) 51.6%
Clint Roberts (R) 48.4%
Clint Roberts
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Republican loss

Tennessee[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Re-elected Jimmy Quillen (R) 74.1%
Jessie J. Cable (D) 22.8%
James B. Fields (I) 3.1%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan, Sr. Republican 1964 Re-elected John Duncan, Sr. (R) Unopposed
Tennessee 3 Marilyn Lloyd Democratic 1974 Re-elected Marilyn Lloyd (D) 61.8%
Glen Byers (R) 36.3%
Henry Ford Brock (I) 1.9%
Tennessee 4 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Jim Cooper (D) 66.1%
Cissy Baker (R) 33.9%
Tennessee 5 Bill Boner Democratic 1978 Re-elected Bill Boner (D) 80.2%
Laurel Steinhice (R) 19.8%
Tennessee 6 Al Gore
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1976 Re-elected Al Gore (D) Unopposed
Tennessee 7 Robin Beard
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Don Sundquist (R) 50.5%
Bob Clement (D) 49.5%
Tennessee 8 Ed Jones
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1969 Re-elected Ed Jones (D) 74.9%
Bruce Benson (R) 25.1%
Tennessee 9 Harold Ford, Sr.
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1974 Re-elected Harold Ford, Sr. (D) 72.4%
Joe Crawford (R) 26.4%
Isaac Richmond (I) 1.2%

Texas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Sam B. Hall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Sam B. Hall (D) 97.5%
John Traylor (L) 2.5%
Texas 2 Charles Wilson Democratic 1972 Re-elected Charles Wilson (D) 94.3%
Ed Richbourg (L) 5.7%
Texas 3 James M. Collins Republican 1968 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Steve Bartlett (R) 77.1%
Jim McNees (D) 21.8%
Jerry R. Williamson (L) 1.1%
Texas 4 Ralph Hall Democratic 1980 Re-elected Ralph Hall (D) 73.8%
Pete Collumb (R) 25.3%
Bruce Iiams (L) 0.9%
Texas 5 Jim Mattox Democratic 1976 Retired to run for Attorney General
Democratic hold
John Wiley Bryant (D) 64.8%
Joe Devany (R) 33.7%
Richard Squire (L) 0.9%
John Richard Bridges (Citizens) 0.6%
Texas 6 Phil Gramm Democratic 1978 Re-elected Phil Gramm (D) 94.5%
Ron Hard (L) 5.5%
Texas 7 William Reynolds Archer, Jr. Republican 1970 Re-elected William Reynolds Archer, Jr. (R) 85.0%
Dennis G. Scoggins (D) 14.0%
Bill Ware (L) 1.0%
Texas 8 Jack Fields Republican 1980 Re-elected Jack Fields (R) 56.7%
Henry E. Allee (D) 42.6%
Mike Angwin (L) 0.6%
Texas 9 Jack Brooks Democratic 1952 Re-elected Jack Brooks (D) 67.6%
John W. Lewis (R) 30.3%
Dean Allen (L) 2.1%
Texas 10 J. J. Pickle Democratic 1963 Re-elected J. J. Pickle (D) 90.1%
William G. Kelsey (L) 6.5%
Bradley Louis Rockwell (Citizens) 3.4%
Texas 11 Marvin Leath Democratic 1978 Re-elected Marvin Leath (D) 96.4%
Thomas B. Kilbride (L) 3.6%
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Re-elected Jim Wright (D) 68.9%
Jim Ryan (R) 30.5%
Edward Olson (L) 0.6%
Texas 13 Jack Hightower Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jack Hightower (D) 63.6%
Ron Slover (R) 35.3%
Rod Collier (L) 1.2%
Texas 14 William Neff Patman Democratic 1980 Re-elected William Neff Patman (D) 60.7%
Joe Wyatt, Jr. (R) 38.6%
Glenn Rasmussen (L) 0.7%
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Re-elected Kika de la Garza (D) 95.7%
Frank L. Jones III (L) 4.3%
Texas 16 Richard C. White Democratic 1964 Retired
Democratic hold
Ronald D. Coleman (D) 53.9%
Pat Haggerty (R) 44.2%
Catherine A. McDivitt (L) 1.9%
Texas 17 Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Re-elected Charles Stenholm (D) 97.1%
James A. Cooley II (L) 2.9%
Texas 18 Mickey Leland Democratic 1978 Re-elected Mickey Leland (D) 82.6%
C. Leon Pickett (R) 14.7%
Thomas P. Bernhardt (L) 2.7%
Texas 19 Kent Hance Democratic 1978 Re-elected Kent Hance (D) 81.6%
E. L. Hicks (R) 17.3%
Mike Read (L) 1.1%
Texas 20 Henry B. Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Re-elected Henry B. Gonzalez (D) 91.5%
Roger V. Gary (L) 5.6%
Benedict D. LaRosa (I) 3.0%
Texas 21 Tom Loeffler Republican 1978 Re-elected Tom Loeffler (R) 74.6%
Charles S. Stough (D) 24.6%
Jeffrey J. Brown (L) 0.9%
Texas 22 Ron Paul Republican 1978 Re-elected Ron Paul (R) Unopposed
Texas 23 Abraham Kazen, Jr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Abraham Kazen, Jr. (D) 55.3%
Jeff Wentworth (R) 44.2%
Parker Abell (L) 0.5%
Texas 24 Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Re-elected Martin Frost (D) 72.9%
Lucy Patterson (R) 26.0%
David Guier (L) 1.1%
Texas 25 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Michael A. Andrews (D) 60.4%
Mike Faubion (R) 37.9%
Barbara Coldiron (Citizens) 0.9%
Jeff Calvert (L) 0.8%
Texas 26 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Tom Vandergriff (D) 50.1%
Jim Bradshaw (R) 49.9%
Texas 27 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Solomon P. Ortiz (D) 64.0%
Jason Luby (R) 33.8%
Steven R. Roberts (L) 2.1%

Utah[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Utah 1 James V. Hansen Republican 1980 Re-elected James V. Hansen (R) 62.8%
A. Stephen Dirks (D) 37.2%
Utah 2 David Daniel Marriott Republican 1976 Re-elected David Daniel Marriott (R) 53.8%
Frances Farley (D) 46.2%
Utah 3 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Howard C. Nielson (R) 76.9%
Henry A. Huish (I) 23.1%

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Vermont At-large Jim Jeffords Republican 1974 Re-elected Jim Jeffords (R) 69.3%
Mark A. Kaplan (D) 23.2%
Robin Lloyd (Citizens) 3.9%
Peter Diamondstone (Liberty) 1.7%
Morris Earle (I) 1.1%
George E. Trask (L) 0.9%

Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Paul S. Trible, Jr. Republican 1976 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Herbert H. Bateman (R) 55.2%
John J. McGlennon (D) 44.8%
Virginia 2 G. William Whitehurst Republican 1968 Re-elected G. William Whitehurst (R) Unopposed
Virginia 3 Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. Republican 1980 Re-elected Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R) 59.2%
John A. Waldrop, Jr. (D) 40.8%
Virginia 4 Robert Daniel Republican 1972 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Norman Sisisky (D) 54.4%
Robert Daniel (R) 45.6%
Virginia 5 Dan Daniel Democratic 1968 Re-elected Dan Daniel (D) Unopposed
Virginia 6 M. Caldwell Butler Republican 1972 Retired
Democratic gain
Jim Olin (D) 49.7%
Kevin G. Miller (R) 48.5%
Robert L. Fariss (I) 1.7%
Virginia 7 J. Kenneth Robinson Republican 1970 Re-elected J. Kenneth Robinson (R) 59.9%
Lindsay G. Dorrier, Jr. (D) 36.3%
David J. Toscano (I) 3.9%
Virginia 8 Stanford E. Parris Republican 1980 Re-elected Stanford E. Parris (R) 49.7%
Herbert Harris (D) 48.6%
Austin W. Morrill, Jr. (I) 1.7%
Virginia 9 William C. Wampler Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Rick Boucher (D) 50.4%
William C. Wampler (R) 49.6%
Virginia 10 Frank Wolf Republican 1980 Re-elected Frank Wolf (R) 52.7%
Ira M. Lechner (D) 45.9%
Scott R. Bowden (I) 1.3%

Washington[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Joel Pritchard Republican 1972 Re-elected Joel Pritchard (R) 67.6%
Robin Drake (D) 32.4%
Washington 2 Al Swift Democratic 1978 Re-elected Al Swift (D) 59.6%
Joan Houchen (R) 40.4%
Washington 3 Don Bonker Democratic 1974 Re-elected Don Bonker (D) 60.1%
J. T. Quigg (R) 36.8%
O'Dean Williamson (I) 3.1%
Washington 4 Sid Morrison Republican 1980 Re-elected Sid Morrison (R) 69.8%
Charles D. Kilbury (D) 28.6%
Michael Leroy Burns (I) 1.6%
Washington 5 Tom Foley Democratic 1964 Re-elected Tom Foley (D) 64.3%
John Sonneland (R) 35.7%
Washington 6 Norman D. Dicks Democratic 1976 Re-elected Norman D. Dicks (D) 62.5%
Ted Haley (R) 33.2%
Jayne H. Anderson (I) 4.3%
Washington 7 Mike Lowry Democratic 1978 Re-elected Mike Lowry (D) 70.9%
Bob Dorse (R) 29.1%
Washington 8 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Rod Chandler (R) 57.0%
Beth Bland (D) 43.0%

West Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Bob Mollohan Democratic 1968 Retired
Democratic hold
Alan Mollohan (D) 53.2%
John F. McCuskey (R) 46.8%
West Virginia 2 Cleve Benedict Republican 1980 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic gain
Harley O. Staggers, Jr. (D) 64.0%
J. D. Hinkle, Jr. (R) 36.0%
West Virginia 3 Mick Staton Republican 1980 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Bob Wise (D) 57.9%
Mick Staton (R) 41.6%
Adrienne Benjamin (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
West Virginia 4 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Nick Rahall (D) 80.5%
Homer L. Harris (R) 19.5%

Wisconsin[edit]

District Incumbent Party First elected Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Les Aspin Democratic 1970 Re-elected Les Aspin (D) 61%
Peter Jansson (R) 38%
Arthur Jackson (L) 1%
Wisconsin 2 Robert Kastenmeier Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert Kastenmeier (D) 61%
Jim Johnson (R) 39%
David Beito (L) 1%
Wisconsin 3 Steve Gunderson Republican 1980 Re-elected Steve Gunderson (R) 57%
Paul Offner (D) 43%
Kenneth Van Doren (L) 1%
Wisconsin 4 Clement Zablocki Democratic 1948 Re-elected Clement Zablocki (D) 95%
Nicholas Youngers (L) 3%
John Baumgartner (I) 2%
John Gudenschwager (C) 1%
Wisconsin 5 Henry Reuss Democratic 1954 Retired
Democratic hold
Jim Moody (D) 64%
Rod Johnston (R) 35%
William McCuen, Jr. (L) 1%
Walter Beach (I) 0%
Cheryl Hidalgo (I) 0%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Re-elected Tom Petri (R) 65%
Gordon Loehr (D) 35%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Re-elected Dave Obey (D) 68%
Bernard Zimmermann (R) 32%
Wisconsin 8 Toby Roth Republican 1978 Re-elected Toby Roth (R) 57%
Ruth Clusen (D) 42%
Anthony Theisen (L) 1%
Wisconsin 9 James Sensenbrenner Republican 1978 Re-elected James Sensenbrenner (R) unopposed

Wyoming[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wyoming At-large Dick Cheney Republican 1978 Re-elected Dick Cheney (R) 71.1%
Ted Hommel (D) 28.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DEMOCRATS REGAIN CONTROL IN HOUSE | Steven Roberts | NYT
  2. ^ a b c d e Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789–1989. Prentice Hall College Div. ISBN 0-02-920170-5.