United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1986

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Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1986 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 4, 1986. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his eighth re-election. All elected members would serve in 100th 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 ninth term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Republican challenger Mary King and Statehood Party candidate Julie McCall, who received 13.91% and 4.83%, respectively. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 80.09% of the vote.


D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1986)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.) 101,604 80.09%
Republican Mary L. H. King 17,643 13.91%
D.C. Statehood Green Julie McCall 6,122 4.83%
No party Write-ins 1,486 1.17%
Totals 126,855 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold