United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1972
|Elections in the District of Columbia|
The 1972 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 7, 1972. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his first re-election after winning the special election in the previous year. All elected members would serve in 93rd United States Congress.
Walter E. Fauntroy, a Democrat, sought re-election for his second term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Republican challenger William Chin-Lee who received 25.12%, and Statehood Party candidate Charles I. Cassell who received 11.92%. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 60.64% of the vote.
|D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1972)|
|Democratic||Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.)||95,300||60.64%|
|D.C. Statehood Green||Charles I. Cassell||18,730||11.92%|
|Independent||David H. Dabney||2,514||1.60%|
|Socialist Workers||Herman Fagg||1,133||0.72%|