United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1978

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Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1978 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 7, 1978. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his fourth re-election. All elected members would serve in 96th United States Congress.

The non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the District of Columbia is elected for two-year terms.


Walter E. Fauntroy, a Democrat, sought re-election for his fifth term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Republican challenger Jackson R. Champion and Statehood Party candidate Gregory Rowe who received 12.02% and 4.04%, respectively. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 79.59% of the vote.


D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1978)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.) 76,557 79.59%
Republican Jackson R. Champion 11,677 12.02%
D.C. Statehood Green Gregory Rowe 3,886 4.04%
Socialist Workers Charlotte J. Reavis 1,649 1.71%
American Labor Cloid John Green 1,064 1.10%
No party Write-ins 1,473 1.53%
Totals 96,306 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold