United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1990

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Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1990 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 6, 1990. Incumbent Walter E. Fauntroy (D) had stepped down earlier to run for Mayor of Washington, D.C.. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) won the open seat. All elected members would serve in 102nd 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.


Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, sought election for her first term to the United States House of Representatives. Norton was opposed in this election by Republican challenger Harry M. Singleton and Independent candidate George X. Cure, who received 26.31% and 5.11%, respectively. Singleton's performance was the strongest of any Republican candidate for this office so far. This resulted in Norton being elected with 61.67% of the vote.


D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1990)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eleanor Holmes Norton 98,442 61.67%
Republican Harry M. Singleton 41,999 26.31%
Independent George X. Cure 8,156 5.11%
D.C. Statehood Green Leon Frederick Hunt 4,027 2.52%
Independent David H. Dabney 3,334 2.09%
No party Write-ins 3,669 2.30%
Totals 159,627 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold