United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1982

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Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1982 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 2, 1982. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his sixth re-election. All elected members would serve in 98th 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.

Candidates[edit]

Walter E. Fauntroy, a Democrat, sought re-election for his seventh term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Republican challenger John West who received 15.32%. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 83.01% of the vote.

Results[edit]

D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1982)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.) 93,422 83.01%
Republican John West 17,242 15.32%
No party Write-ins 1,879 1.67%
Totals 112,543 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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