United States House of Representatives elections, 1980

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United States House of Representatives elections, 1980
United States
1978 ←
November 4, 1980
→ 1982

All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  SpeakerO'Neill.jpg Robert H. Michel--95th Congress.png
Leader Tip O'Neil Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Massachusetts-8th Illinois-18th
Last election 277 seats 158 seats
Seats won 243 192
Seat change Decrease 34 Increase 34
Popular vote 39,178,066 37,068,791
Percentage 50.5% 47.9%
Swing Decrease 3.2% Increase 3.1%

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Speaker before election

Tip O'Neil
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Tip O'Neil
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1980 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1980 which coincided with the election of Ronald Reagan as President. Reagan's victory also allowed many Republican House candidates to secure election, and the Republicans gained a net of 35 seats from the Democratic Party. The Democrats nonetheless retained a significant majority, unlike the Senate elections, where Republicans gained control of the chamber. However, many Democratic congressman from the south (known as "boll weevils") frequently took conservative stances on issues, allowing Republicans to have a working ideological majority for some of President Reagan's proposals during his first two years in office.

This election marked the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans were given a sizable majority of Representatives from a Deep South state (South Carolina). It was also the first time that the new Libertarian Party received the third-largest share of the popular vote in both chambers of Congress.

Overall results[edit]

Summary of the November 4, 1980 United States House of Representatives election results

243 192
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
1978 1980 +/- Strength Vote  % Change
  Democratic Party 277 243 Decrease34 55.9% 39,347,947 50.5% Decrease3.2%
  Republican Party 158 192 Increase34 44.1% 37,322,627 47.9% Increase3.1%
  Libertarian Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 568,131 0.7% Increase0.6%
  Independent 0 0 Steady 0.0% 216,403 0.3% Decrease0.3%
  Citizens Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 60,390 0.1% Increase0.1%
  Right to Life Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 54,142 0.1% Increase0.1%
  Peace and Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 45,281 0.1% Steady
  Liberal Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 38,676 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
  Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 36,928 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
  American Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 31,724 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
  Consumer Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 23,115 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Workers Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 17,803 <0.1% Steady
  Liberty Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 15,218 <0.1% Steady
  Statesman Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 7,992 <0.1% Steady
  Constitution Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 6,651 <0.1% Steady
  New Alliance Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 4,151 <0.1% Steady
  Morris for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,951 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Labor Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,808 <0.1% Steady
  Pro-Life Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,594 <0.1% Steady
  Peoples' Independent Coalition Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,937 <0.1% Steady
  New Union Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,552 <0.1% Steady
  Independent for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,358 <0.1% Steady
  American Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,329 <0.1% Decrease0.1%
  Independent Congressional Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,326 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,818 <0.1% Steady
  No Slogan Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,776 <0.1% Steady
  National Democratic Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,743 <0.1% Steady
  The Independent Alternative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,630 <0.1% Steady
  Industrial Government Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,616 <0.1% Steady
  Politicians are Crooks Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,588 <0.1% Steady
  Contempt of Court Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,549 <0.1% Steady
  Action Talks Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,138 <0.1% Steady
  ACF, ProLife Family Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,004 <0.1% Steady
  Workers World Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 625 <0.1% Steady
  Human Rights Ratification Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 542 <0.1% Steady
  J.E.B. Party, Inc. 0 0 Steady 0.0% 284 <0.1% Steady
  Youth Against Draft Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 281 <0.1% Steady
  Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 37,289 <0.1% Steady
Total 435 435 0 100.0% 77,873,917 100.0% -

Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

Popular vote
Democratic
  
50.53%
Republican
  
47.93%
Libertarian
  
0.73%
Others
  
0.81%
House seats
Democratic
  
55.86%
Republican
  
44.14%
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80+ to 100% Democratic
  80+ to 100% Republican
  60+ to 80% Democratic
  60+ to 80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
Striped = 50/50 split
Change in seats
 
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  no net change

Retiring Incumbents[edit]

Incumbents Defeated[edit]

Separate elections[edit]

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November elections[edit]

Key to party abbreviations: AI=American Independent, C=Constitution, D=Democrat, G=Green, I=Independent, IP=Independence Party, L=Libertarian, PF=Peace and Freedom, R=Republican.

Alabama[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Jack Edwards Republican 1964 Re-elected Jack Edwards (R) 94.8%
Steve Smith (L) 5.2%
Alabama 2 William Louis Dickinson Republican 1964 Re-elected William Louis Dickinson (R) 60.6%
Cecil Wyatt (D) 36.7%
Adam Hand (L) 2.4%
Jerome Couch (Statesman) 0.4%
Alabama 3 William Flynt Nichols Democratic 1966 Re-elected William Flynt Nichols (D) Unopposed
Alabama 4 Tom Bevill Democratic 1966 Re-elected Tom Bevill (D) 97.9%
A. J. Killingsworth (Statesman) 2.1%
Alabama 5 Ronnie Flippo Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ronnie Flippo (D) 94.1%
Betty T. Benson (L) 5.9%
Alabama 6 John Hall Buchanan, Jr. Republican 1964 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Albert L. Smith, Jr. (R) 50.5%
W. B. "Pete" Clifford (D) 46.6%
Richard H. Jacobson (L) 1.7%
Philip Lenud (Nat Dem) 0.9%
Charles C. Robey (Statesman) 0.2%
Alabama 7 Richard Shelby Democratic 1978 Re-elected Richard Shelby (D) 72.6%
Jim Bacon (R) 25.7%
Joe Walker (L) 1.3%
Mary Owensby (Statesman) 0.5%

Alaska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alaska At-large Don Young Republican 1973 Re-elected Don Young (R) 74.1%
Kevin "Pat" Parnell (D) 25.9%

Arizona[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Re-elected John Jacob Rhodes (R) 73.3%
Steve Jancek (D) 21.4%
Irene Leitch (L) 4.2%
Rob Roper (Socialist Workers) 1.1%
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 Re-elected Mo Udall (D) 58.1%
Richard H. Huff (R) 40.4%
William Stefanov (L) 1.5%
Arizona 3 Bob Stump Democratic 1976 Re-elected Bob Stump (D) 64.3%
Bob Croft (R) 30.0%
Sharon Hayse (L) 5.7%
Arizona 4 Eldon Rudd Republican 1976 Re-elected Eldon Rudd (R) 62.6%
Les Miller (D) 37.4%

Arkansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 William Vollie Alexander, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 2 Ed Bethune Republican 1978 Re-elected Ed Bethune (R) 79.0%
Jim Reid (D) 21.0%
Arkansas 3 John P. Hammerschmidt Republican 1966 Re-elected John P. Hammerschmidt (R) Unopposed
Arkansas 4 Beryl Anthony, Jr. Democratic 1978 Re-elected Beryl Anthony, Jr. (D) Unopposed

California[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 Harold T. Johnson Democratic 1958 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Eugene A. Chappie (R) 53.7%
Harold T. Johnson (D) 39.9%
Jim McClarin (L) 6.4%
California 2 Donald H. Clausen Republican 1963 Re-elected Donald H. Clausen (R) 54.2%
Norma Bork (D) 42.0%
Daniel Mosier (L) 2.6%
Linda D. Wren (PF) 1.3%
California 3 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Re-elected Bob Matsui (D) 70.6%
Joseph Murphy (R) 26.5%
Bruce A. Daniel (L) 2.9%
California 4 Victor H. Fazio Democratic 1978 Re-elected Victor H. Fazio (D) 65.3%
Albert Dehr (R) 29.7%
Robert J. Burnside (L) 5.0%
California 5 John L. Burton Democratic 1974 Re-elected John L. Burton (D) 51.1%
Dennis McQuaid (R) 45.3%
Dan P. Dougherty (L) 3.6%
California 6 Phillip Burton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Phillip Burton (D) 69.4%
Tom Spinosa (R) 25.6%
Roy Childs (L) 5.0%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Re-elected George Miller (D) 63.3%
Giles St. Clair (R) 31.4%
Steve Snow (L) 3.1%
Thomas J. Thompson (AI) 2.2%
California 8 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Re-elected Ron Dellums (D) 55.5%
Charles V. Hughes (R) 39.2%
Tod Mikuriya (L) 5.4%
California 9 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Re-elected Pete Stark (D) 55.3%
William J. "Bill" Kennedy (R) 41.1%
Steven W. Clanin (L) 3.6%
California 10 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Edwards (D) 62.1%
John M. Lutton (R) 27.9%
Joseph Fuhrig (L) 7.2%
Edmon V. Kaiser (AI) 2.7%
California 11 William Royer Republican 1979 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Tom Lantos (D) 46.4%
William Royer (R) 43.3%
Wilson Branch (PF) 7.4%
William S. Wade, Jr. (L) 2.1%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (AI) 0.8%
California 12 Pete McCloskey Republican 1967 Re-elected Pete McCloskey (R) 72.2%
Kirsten Olsen (D) 18.6%
Bill Evers (L) 7.6%
Adele Fumino (PF) 1.6%
California 13 Norman Mineta Democratic 1974 Re-elected Norman Mineta (D) 58.9%
W. E. "Ted" Gagne (R) 35.5%
Ray Strong (L) 3.9%
Robert Goldsborough III (PF) 1.7%
California 14 Norman D. Shumway Republican 1978 Re-elected Norman D. Shumway (R) 60.7%
Ann Cerney (D) 36.2%
Douglas G. Housley (L) 3.0%
California 15 Tony Coelho Democratic 1978 Re-elected Tony Coelho (D) 71.8%
Ron Schwartz (R) 25.2%
Michael L. Pullen (L) 3.0%
California 16 Leon Panetta Democratic 1976 Re-elected Leon Panetta (D) 71.0%
W. A. "Jack" Roth (R) 24.5%
Kenton H. Bowers (L) 3.0%
Jeff Mauro (AI) 1.4%
California 17 Chip Pashayan Republican 1978 Re-elected Chip Pashayan (R) 70.6%
Willard H. "Bill" Johnson (D) 29.4%
California 18 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Re-elected Bill Thomas (R) 71.0%
Mary "Pat" Timmermans (D) 29.0%
California 19 Robert J. Lagomarsino Republican 1974 Re-elected Robert J. Lagomarsino (R) 77.7%
Carmen Lodise (D) 17.6%
Jim Trotter (L) 4.7%
California 20 Barry Goldwater, Jr. Republican 1969 Re-elected Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R) 78.8%
Matt Miller (D) 17.0%
Christopher R. Darwin (L) 4.2%
California 21 James C. Corman Democratic 1960 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Bobbi Fiedler (R) 48.7%
James C. Corman (D) 48.2%
George J. Lehmann (L) 1.8%
Jan B. Tucker (PF) 1.3%
California 22 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Re-elected Carlos Moorhead (R) 63.9%
Pierce O'Donnell (D) 31.9%
William V. Susel (L) 4.3%
California 23 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Re-elected Anthony C. Beilenson (D) 63.2%
Robert "Bob" Winckler (R) 31.5%
Jeffrey P. Lieb (L) 5.3%
California 24 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry Waxman (D) 63.8%
Roland Cayard (R) 27.1%
Margaret "Maggie" Feigin (PF) 4.0%
Robert E. Lehman (L) 3.5%
Jack Smilowitz (AI) 1.6%
California 25 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Edward R. Roybal (D) 66.0%
Richard E. Ferraro, Jr. (R) 28.4%
William D. Mitchell (L) 5.6%
California 26 John H. Rousselot Republican 1970 Re-elected John H. Rousselot (R) 70.9%
Joseph Louis Lisoni (D) 24.4%
William J. "B. J." Wagener (L) 4.7%
California 27 Bob Dornan Republican 1976 Re-elected Bob Dornan (R) 51.0%
Carey Peck (D) 46.5%
Jerome L. "Jerry" Sievers (L) 2.5%
California 28 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Re-elected Julian C. Dixon (D) 79.2%
Robert Reid (R) 16.9%
Ernst F. Ghermann (L) 3.9%
California 29 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Re-elected Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 86.1%
Michael Arthur Hirt (R) 11.1%
Earl Smith (L) 2.8%
California 30 George E. Danielson Democratic 1970 Re-elected George E. Danielson (D) 72.1%
J. Arthur "Art" Platten (R) 23.5%
Bruce M. Hobbs (L) 4.4%
California 31 Charles H. Wilson Democratic 1962 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Mervyn M. Dymally (D) 64.4%
Don Grimshaw (R) 35.6%
California 32 Glenn M. Anderson Democratic 1968 Re-elected Glenn M. Anderson (D) 65.9%
John R. Adler (R) 30.8%
Thomas A. Cosgrove (L) 3.3%
California 33 Wayne R. Grisham Republican 1978 Re-elected Wayne R. Grisham (R) 70.9%
Fred L. Anderson (D) 29.1%
California 34 Dan Lungren Republican 1978 Re-elected Dan Lungren (R) 71.8%
Simone (D) 24.1%
John S. Donohue (PF) 4.1%
California 35 James F. Lloyd Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
David Dreier (R) 51.8%
James F. Lloyd (D) 45.4%
James Michael "Mike" Noonan (PF) 2.8%
California 36 George Brown, Jr. Democratic 1972 Re-elected George Brown, Jr. (D) 52.5%
John Paul Stark (R) 43.4%
Harry J. Histen (L) 4.0%
California 37 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Re-elected Jerry Lewis (R) 71.6%
Donald M. "Don" Rusk (D) 25.1%
Larry Morris (L) 3.3%
California 38 Jerry M. Patterson Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jerry M. Patterson (D) 55.5%
Art Jacobson (R) 40.0%
Charles E. "Chuck" Heiser (L) 4.4%
California 39 William E. Dannemeyer Republican 1978 Re-elected William E. Dannemeyer (R) 76.3%
Leonard L. Lahtinen (D) 23.7%
California 40 Robert Badham Republican 1976 Re-elected Robert Badham (R) 70.2%
Michael F. Dow (D) 21.8%
Dan Mahaffey (L) 8.0%
California 41 Bob Wilson Republican 1952 Retired
Republican hold
Bill Lowery (R) 52.7%
Bob Wilson (D) 43.2%
Joseph D. Alldredge (L) 4.1%
California 42 Lionel Van Deerlin Democratic 1962 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Duncan Hunter (R) 53.3%
Lionel Van Deerlin (D) 46.7%
California 43 Clair Burgener Republican 1972 Re-elected Clair Burgener (R) 86.6%
Tom Metzger (D) 13.4%

Colorado[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Patricia Schroeder Democratic 1972 Re-elected Patricia Schroeder (D) 59.8%
Naomi Bradford (R) 37.7%
John Mason (L) 2.2%
Harold Sudmeyer (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
Colorado 2 Tim Wirth Democratic 1974 Re-elected Tim Wirth (D) 56.4%
John McElderry (R) 41.1%
Paul K. Grant (L) 1.7%
Robert Bruce McFarland (Citizens) 0.8%
Colorado 3 Raymond P. Kogovsek Democratic 1978 Re-elected Raymond P. Kogovsek (D) 54.9%
Harold L. McCormick (R) 43.7%
James S. Glennie (L) 1.4%
Colorado 4 James Paul Johnson Republican 1972 Retired
Republican hold
Hank Brown (R) 68.4%
Polly Baca Barragan (D) 29.5%
Cynthia Molson-Smith (L) 2.1%
Colorado 5 Ken Kramer Republican 1978 Re-elected Ken Kramer (R) 72.4%
Ed Schreiber (D) 25.3%
John A. Lanning (L) 2.3%

Connecticut[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 William R. Cotter Democratic 1970 Re-elected William R. Cotter (D) 63.0%
Marjorie D. Anderson (R) 37.0%
Connecticut 2 Chris Dodd Democratic 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
Sam Gejdenson (D) 53.4%
Tony Guglielmo (R) 46.6%
Connecticut 3 Robert Giaimo Democratic 1958 Retired
Republican gain
Lawrence J. DeNardis (R) 52.3%
Joe Lieberman (D) 46.5%
Joelle R. Fishman (Citizens) 1.2%
Connecticut 4 Stewart McKinney Republican 1970 Re-elected Stewart McKinney (R) 62.6%
John A. Phillips (D) 37.4%
Connecticut 5 William R. Ratchford Democratic 1978 Re-elected William R. Ratchford (D) 50.4%
Edward M. Donahue (R) 49.6%
Connecticut 6 Toby Moffett Democratic 1974 Re-elected Toby Moffett (D) 59.0%
Nicholas Schaus (R) 40.6%
Louis J. Marietta (I) 0.4%

Delaware[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware At-large Thomas B. Evans, Jr. Republican 1976 Re-elected Thomas B. Evans, Jr. (R) 58.2%
Robert L. Maxwell (D) 41.2%
Lawrence D. Sullivan (L) 0.6%

Florida[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 Earl Dewitt Hutto Democratic 1978 Re-elected Earl Dewitt Hutto (D) 61.2%
Warren Briggs (R) 38.8%
Florida 2 Don Fuqua Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Fuqua (D) 70.6%
John R. LaCapra (R) 29.4%
Florida 3 Charles Edward Bennett Democratic 1948 Re-elected Charles Edward Bennett (D) 77.0%
Harry Radcliffe (R) 23.0%
Florida 4 William V. Chappell, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William V. Chappell, Jr. (D) 65.8%
Barney E. Dillard, Jr. (R) 34.2%
Florida 5 Richard Kelly Republican 1974 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Bill McCollum (R) 55.8%
David Ryan Best (D) 44.2%
Florida 6 Bill Young Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Young (R) Unopposed
Florida 7 Sam M. Gibbons Democratic 1962 Re-elected Sam M. Gibbons (D) 71.8%
Charles P. "Chuck" Jones (R) 28.2%
Florida 8 Andy Ireland Democratic 1976 Re-elected Andy Ireland (D) 69.3%
Scott Nicholson (R) 28.2%
Rod Rebholz (I) 2.5%
Florida 9 Bill Nelson Democratic 1978 Re-elected Bill Nelson (D) 70.4%
Stan Dowiat (R) 29.6%
Florida 10 Louis A. Bafalis Republican 1972 Re-elected Louis A. Bafalis (R) 78.9%
Richard D. "Sparky" Sparkman (D) 21.1%
Florida 11 Dan Mica Democratic 1978 Re-elected Dan Mica (D) 59.5%
Al Coogler (R) 40.5%
Florida 12 Edward J. Stack Democratic 1978 Lost renomination
Republican gain
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R) 54.5%
Alan S. Becker (D) 45.5%
Florida 13 William Lehman Democratic 1972 Re-elected William Lehman (D) 74.9%
Alvin E. Entin (R) 25.1%
Florida 14 Claude Pepper Democratic 1962 Re-elected Claude Pepper (D) 74.9%
Evelio S. Estrella (R) 25.1%
Florida 15 Dante Fascell Democratic 1954 Re-elected Dante Fascell (D) 65.4%
Herbert J. Hoodwin (R) 34.6%

Georgia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 Ronald "Bo" Ginn Democratic 1972 Re-elected Ronald "Bo" Ginn (D) Unopposed
Georgia 2 Dawson Mathis Democratic 1970 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
Charles Floyd Hatcher (D) 73.6%
Jack E. Harrell, Jr. (R) 26.4%
Georgia 3 Jack Thomas Brinkley Democratic 1966 Re-elected Jack Thomas Brinkley (D) Unopposed
Georgia 4 Elliott H. Levitas Democratic 1974 Re-elected Elliott H. Levitas (D) 69.4%
Barry Billington (R) 30.6%
Georgia 5 Wyche Fowler Democratic 1977 Re-elected Wyche Fowler (D) 74.0%
F. William Dowda (R) 26.0%
Georgia 6 Newt Gingrich Republican 1978 Re-elected Newt Gingrich (R) 59.1%
Dock H. Davis (D) 40.9%
Georgia 7 Larry McDonald Democratic 1974 Re-elected Larry McDonald (D) 68.1%
Richard Castellucis (R) 31.9%
Georgia 8 Billy Lee Evans Democratic 1976 Re-elected Billy Lee Evans (D) 74.6%
Darwin Carter (R) 25.4%
Georgia 9 Ed Jenkins Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Jenkins (D) 68.0%
David G. Ashworth (R) 32.0%
Georgia 10 Doug Barnard, Jr. Democratic 1976 Re-elected Doug Barnard, Jr. (D) 80.2%
Bruce J. Neubauer (R) 19.8%

Hawaii[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Hawaii 1 Cecil Heftel Democratic 1976 Re-elected Cecil Heftel (D) 79.8%
Aloma Keen Noble (R) 16.1%
Rockne H. Johnson (L) 4.1%
Hawaii 2 Daniel Akaka Democratic 1976 Re-elected Daniel Akaka (D) 89.9%
Don G. Smith (L) 10.1%

Idaho[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Steve Symms Republican 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Larry Craig (R) 53.7%
Glenn W. Nichols (D) 46.3%
Idaho 2 George V. Hansen Republican 1974 Re-elected George V. Hansen (R) 58.8%
Diane Bilyeu (D) 41.2%

Illinois[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 Bennett M. Stewart Democratic 1978 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Harold Washington (D) 95.5%
George Williams (R) 4.5%
Illinois 2 Morgan F. Murphy Democratic 1970 Retired
Democratic hold
Gus Savage (D) 88.2%
Marsha A. Harris (R) 11.8%
Illinois 3 Marty Russo Democratic 1974 Re-elected Marty Russo (D) 68.9%
Lawrence C. Sarsoun (R) 31.1%
Illinois 4 Ed Derwinski Republican 1958 Re-elected Ed Derwinski (R) 68.0%
Richard S. Jalovec (D) 32.0%
Illinois 5 John G. Fary Democratic 1975 Re-elected John G. Fary (D) 79.6%
Robert V. Kotowski (R) 20.4%
Illinois 6 Henry Hyde Republican 1974 Re-elected Henry Hyde (R) 67.0%
Mario Reymond Reda (D) 33.0%
Illinois 7 Cardiss Collins Democratic 1973 Re-elected Cardiss Collins (D) 85.1%
Ruth R. Hooper (R) 14.9%
Illinois 8 Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1958 Re-elected Dan Rostenkowski (D) 84.7%
Walter F. Zilke (R) 15.3%
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1964 Re-elected Sidney R. Yates (D) 73.1%
John D. Andrica (R) 26.9%
Illinois 10 John E. Porter Republican 1980 Re-elected John E. Porter (R) 60.7%
Robert A. Weinberger (D) 39.3%
Illinois 11 Frank Annunzio Democratic 1964 Re-elected Frank Annunzio (D) 69.8%
Michael R. Zanillo (R) 30.2%
Illinois 12 Phil Crane Republican 1969 Re-elected Phil Crane (R) 74.1%
David McCartney (D) 25.9%
Illinois 13 Robert McClory Republican 1962 Re-elected Robert McClory (R) 71.7%
Michael Reese (D) 28.3%
Illinois 14 John N. Erlenborn Republican 1964 Re-elected John N. Erlenborn (R) 76.8%
LeRoy E. Kennel (D) 23.2%
Illinois 15 Tom Corcoran Republican 1976 Re-elected Tom Corcoran (R) 76.7%
John P. Quillin (D) 23.3%
Illinois 16 John B. Anderson Republican 1960 Retired to run for U. S. President
Republican hold
Lynn Morley Martin (R) 67.4%
Douglas R. Aurand (D) 32.6%
Illinois 17 George M. O'Brien Republican 1972 Re-elected George M. O'Brien (R) 65.8%
Michael A. Murer (D) 34.2%
Illinois 18 Robert H. Michel Republican 1956 Re-elected Robert H. Michel (R) 62.1%
John L. Knuppel (D) 37.9%
Illinois 19 Tom Railsback Republican 1966 Re-elected Tom Railsback (R) 73.4%
Thomas J. Hand (D) 26.6%
Illinois 20 Paul Findley Republican 1960 Re-elected Paul Findley (R) 56.0%
David Robinson (D) 44.0%
Illinois 21 Edward Rell Madigan Republican 1972 Re-elected Edward Rell Madigan (R) 67.6%
Penny L. Severns (D) 32.4%
Illinois 22 Dan Crane Republican 1978 Re-elected Dan Crane (R) 68.8%
Peter M. Voelz (D) 31.2%
Illinois 23 Melvin Price Democratic 1944 Re-elected Melvin Price (D) 64.4%
Ronald L. Davinroy (R) 35.6%
Illinois 24 Paul Simon Democratic 1974 Re-elected Paul Simon (D) 49.1%
John T. Anderson (R) 48.3%
James H. Barrett (Const) 2.6%

Indiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Adam Benjamin, Jr. Democratic 1976 Re-elected Adam Benjamin, Jr. (D) 72.0%
Joseph Douglas Harkin (R) 28.0%
Indiana 2 Floyd Fithian Democratic 1974 Re-elected Floyd Fithian (D) 54.1%
Ernest Niemeyer (R) 45.9%
Indiana 3 John Brademas Democratic 1958 Lost re-election
Republican gain
John P. Hiler (R) 55.0%
John Brademas (D) 45.0%
Indiana 4 Dan Quayle Republican 1976 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Dan Coats (R) 60.5%
John D. Walda (D) 39.1%
Stephen G. Hope (I) 0.4%
Indiana 5 Elwood Hillis Republican 1970 Re-elected Elwood Hillis (R) 61.7%
Nels J. Ackerson (D) 38.3%
Indiana 6 David W. Evans Democratic 1974 Re-elected David W. Evans (D) 50.2%
David G. Crane (R) 49.8%
Indiana 7 John T. Myers Republican 1966 Re-elected John T. Myers (R) 66.1%
Patrick D. Carroll (D) 33.2%
Peter P. Tescione, Jr. (I) 0.8%
Indiana 8 H. Joel Deckard Republican 1978 Re-elected H. Joel Deckard (R) 55.2%
Kenneth C. Snider (D) 44.8%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lee H. Hamilton (D) 64.4%
George Meyer, Jr. (R) 35.6%
Indiana 10 Philip R. Sharp Democratic 1974 Re-elected Philip R. Sharp (D) 53.4%
William G. Frazier (R) 46.6%
Indiana 11 Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Democratic 1974 Re-elected Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (D) 57.3%
Sheila Suess (R) 42.7%

Iowa[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Jim Leach Republican 1976 Re-elected Jim Leach (R) 64.1%
Jim Larew (D) 34.9%
Michael R. Grant (L) 0.7%
Gloria Williams (S) 0.4%
Iowa 2 Tom Tauke Republican 1978 Re-elected Tom Tauke (R) 54.0%
Steve Sovern (D) 45.1%
Dean Miller (L) 0.5%
James D. Roberson (I) 0.4%
Iowa 3 Chuck Grassley Republican 1974 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Cooper Evans (R) 51.4%
Lynne G. Cutler (D) 48.5%
James E. Suppus (American) 0.2%
Iowa 4 Neal Smith Democratic 1958 Re-elected Neal Smith (D) 53.9%
Donald C. Young (R) 45.9%
Kalonji Saadiq (S) 0.2%
Iowa 5 Tom Harkin Democratic 1974 Re-elected Tom Harkin (D) 60.2%
Cal Hultman (R) 39.8%
Iowa 6 Berkley Bedell Democratic 1974 Re-elected Berkley Bedell (D) 64.3%
Clarence S. Carney (R) 35.7%

Kansas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 Keith Sebelius Republican 1968 Retired
Republican hold
Pat Roberts (R) 62.3%
Phil Martin (D) 37.7%
Kansas 2 James Edmund Jeffries Republican 1978 Re-elected James Edmund Jeffries (R) 53.9%
Sam Keys (D) 46.1%
Kansas 3 Larry Winn Republican 1966 Re-elected Larry Winn (R) 55.5%
Dan Watkins (D) 41.8%
John O. Stewart (Con) 2.7%
Kansas 4 Dan Glickman Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dan Glickman (D) 68.9%
Clay Hunter (R) 31.1%
Kansas 5 Bob Whittaker Republican 1978 Re-elected Bob Whittaker (R) 74.2%
David L. Miller (D) 24.0%
Jack C. Blackwell (Statesman) 1.8%

Kentucky[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Carroll Hubbard Democratic 1974 Re-elected Carroll Hubbard (D) Unopposed
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 Re-elected William Huston Natcher (D) 65.7%
Mark T. Watson (R) 34.3%
Kentucky 3 Romano L. Mazzoli Democratic 1970 Re-elected Romano L. Mazzoli (D) 63.7%
Richard Cesler (R) 34.6%
John Cumbler (Citizens) 0.9%
Robert D. Vessels (American) 0.3%
Henry Glover Logsdon (I) 0.3%
Kentucky 4 Gene Snyder Republican 1966 Re-elected Gene Snyder (R) 67.0%
Phil M. McGary (D) 33.0%
Kentucky 5 Tim Lee Carter Republican 1964 Retired
Republican hold
Hal Rogers (R) 67.5%
Ted R. Marcum (D) 32.5%
Kentucky 6 Larry J. Hopkins Republican 1978 Re-elected Larry J. Hopkins (R) 58.9%
Tom Easterly (D) 40.5%
Don Bertram Pratt (I) 0.7%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Re-elected Carl D. Perkins (D) Unopposed

Louisiana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 Bob Livingston Republican 1977 Re-elected Bob Livingston (R) 88.4%
Michael J. Musmeci, Sr. (R) 8.9%
Tristan P. Junius (I) 2.7%
Louisiana 2 Lindy Boggs Democratic 1973 Re-elected Lindy Boggs (D) 60.8%
Rob Couhig (R) 34.4%
Clyde F. Bel, Jr. (D) 4.8%
Louisiana 3 Billy Tauzin Democratic 1980 Re-elected Billy Tauzin (D) 85.1%
Bob Namer (D) 14.9%
Louisiana 4 Buddy Leach Democratic 1978 Lost re-election
Democratic hold
Buddy Roemer (D) 63.8%
Buddy Leach (D) 36.2%
Louisiana 5 Jerry Huckaby Democratic 1976 Re-elected Jerry Huckaby (D) 88.8%
L. D. Knox (D) 11.2%
Louisiana 6 Henson Moore Republican 1974 Re-elected Henson Moore (R) 90.7%
Alice Brooks (D) 9.3%
Louisiana 7 John Breaux Democratic 1972 Re-elected John Breaux (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 8 Gillis William Long Democratic 1972 Re-elected Gillis William Long (D) 68.9%
Clyde C. Holloway (R) 25.4%
Robert H. Mitchell (R) 5.7%

Maine[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 David F. Emery Republican 1974 Re-elected David F. Emery (R) 68.5%
Harold C. Pachios (D) 31.5%
Maine 2 Olympia Snowe Republican 1978 Re-elected Olympia Snowe (R) 78.5%
Harold L. Silverman (D) 21.5%

Maryland[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 Robert Bauman Republican 1973 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Roy Dyson (D) 51.7%
Robert Bauman (R) 48.3%
Maryland 2 Clarence Long Democratic 1962 Re-elected Clarence Long (D) 57.4%
Helen Delich Bentley (R) 42.6%
Maryland 3 Barbara Mikulski Democratic 1976 Re-elected Barbara Mikulski (D) 76.1%
Russell T. Schaffer (R) 23.9%
Maryland 4 Marjorie Holt Republican 1972 Re-elected Marjorie Holt (R) 71.9%
James J. Riley (D) 28.1%
Maryland 5 Gladys Spellman Democratic 1974 Re-elected Gladys Spellman (D) 80.5%
Kevin R. Igoe (R) 19.5%
Maryland 6 Beverly Byron Democratic 1978 Re-elected Beverly Byron (D) 69.9%
Raymond E. Beck (R) 30.1%
Maryland 7 Parren Mitchell Democratic 1970 Re-elected Parren Mitchell (D) 88.5%
Victor Clark, Jr. (R) 11.5%
Maryland 8 Michael D. Barnes Democratic 1978 Re-elected Michael D. Barnes (D) 59.3%
Newton Steers (R) 40.7%

Massachusetts[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 Silvio Conte Republican 1958 Re-elected Silvio Conte (R) 74.9%
Helen Poppy Doyle (D) 25.1%
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Re-elected Edward Boland (D) 67.2%
Thomas P. Swank (R) 21.5%
John B. Aubuchon (I) 11.3%
Massachusetts 3 Joseph D. Early Democratic 1974 Re-elected Joseph D. Early (D) 72.3%
David G. Skehan (R) 27.7%
Massachusetts 4 Robert Drinan Democratic 1970 Retired
Democratic hold
Barney Frank (D) 51.9%
Richard A. Jones (D) 48.1%
Massachusetts 5 James Shannon Democratic 1978 Re-elected James Shannon (D) 66.0%
William C. Sawyer (R) 34.0%
Massachusetts 6 Nicholas Mavroules Democratic 1978 Re-elected Nicholas Mavroules (D) 50.8%
Thomas Trimarco (R) 47.1%
Donald B. Batchelder (Citizens) 1.5%
Nelson F. Gonzalez (Socialist Workers) 0.6%
Massachusetts 7 Ed Markey Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ed Markey (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 8 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Re-elected Tip O'Neill (D) 78.4%
William A. Barnstead (R) 21.6%
Massachusetts 9 Joe Moakley Democratic 1972 Re-elected Joe Moakley (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 10 Margaret Heckler Republican 1966 Re-elected Margaret Heckler (R) 60.6%
Robert E. McCarthy (D) 39.4%
Massachusetts 11 Brian J. Donnelly Democratic 1978 Re-elected Brian J. Donnelly (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 12 Gerry E. Studds Democratic 1972 Re-elected Gerry E. Studds (D) 73.2%
Paul V. Doane (R) 26.8%

Michigan[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Re-elected John Conyers (D) 94.7%
William M. Bell (R) 4.8%
Thomas W. Jones (L) 0.5%
Michigan 2 Carl Pursell Republican 1976 Re-elected Carl Pursell (R) 57.3%
Kathleen F. O'Reilly (D) 41.4%
James L. Hudler (L) 0.7%
John L. Wagner (AI) 0.6%
Michigan 3 Howard Wolpe Democratic 1978 Re-elected Howard Wolpe (D) 52.0%
James S. Gilmore (R) 47.2%
Charles Todd (L) 0.4%
Susan K. Wells (AI) 0.4%
Michigan 4 David Stockman Republican 1976 Re-elected David Stockman (R) 74.7%
Lyndon G. Furst (D) 24.0%
Bruce A. Smith (L) 0.8%
Robert Drenkhahn (AI) 0.5%
Michigan 5 Harold S. Sawyer Republican 1976 Re-elected Harold S. Sawyer (R) 53.2%
Dale Robert Sprik (D) 45.8%
Tom H. Smith (L) 1.0%
Michigan 6 Milton Robert Carr Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James Whitney Dunn (R) 50.6%
Milton Robert Carr (D) 49.4%
Michigan 7 Dale E. Kildee Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dale E. Kildee (D) 92.8%
Dennis L. Berry (L) 7.2%
Michigan 8 J. Bob Traxler Democratic 1974 Re-elected J. Bob Traxler (D) 60.7%
Norman R. Hughes (R) 37.7%
Sheila M. Hart (L) 1.6%
Michigan 9 Guy Vander Jagt Republican 1966 Re-elected Guy Vander Jagt (R) 96.6%
Marshall A. Tufts (AI) 3.4%
Michigan 10 Donald J. Albosta Democratic 1978 Re-elected Donald J. Albosta (D) 52.4%
Richard J. Allen (R) 46.0%
Frederick J. Dechow (R) 1.0%
David Isaac (R) 0.5%
Michigan 11 Robert William Davis Republican 1978 Re-elected Robert William Davis (R) 65.5%
Dan Dorrity (D) 33.9%
John C. Stariha (AI) 0.6%
Michigan 12 David E. Bonior Democratic 1976 Re-elected David E. Bonior (D) 55.3%
Kirk Walsh (R) 44.7%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954 Resigned
Democratic hold
George W. Crockett, Jr. (D) 91.5%
M. Michael Hurd (R) 7.4%
Robert W. Roddis (L) 1.0%
Michigan 14 Lucien N. Nedzi Democratic 1961 Retired
Democratic hold
Dennis M. Hertel (D) 53.3%
Vic Caputo (R) 46.2%
John D. Litle (L) 0.5%
Michigan 15 William D. Ford Democratic 1964 Re-elected William D. Ford (D) 67.7%
Gerald R. Carlson (R) 31.6%
Aldi C. Fuhrmann (AI) 0.7%
Michigan 16 John D. Dingell, Jr. Democratic 1955 Re-elected John D. Dingell, Jr. (D) 69.9%
Pamella A. Seay (R) 28.2%
R. Scott Davidson (L) 1.2%
Ronald Lee Slote (AI) 0.7%
Michigan 17 William M. Brodhead Democratic 1974 Re-elected William M. Brodhead (D) 73.1%
L. Patterson (R) 25.4%
William B. Krebaum (L) 1.5%
Michigan 18 James J. Blanchard Democratic 1974 Re-elected James J. Blanchard (D) 65.3%
Betty J. Suida (R) 33.0%
Bette Erwin (L) 1.1%
Howard L. Neal (AI) 0.7%
Michigan 19 William Broomfield Republican 1956 Re-elected William Broomfield (R) 72.7%
Wayne E. Daniels (D) 25.9%
Brian Wright (L) 1.4%

Minnesota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 Arlen Erdahl Republican 1978 Re-elected Arlen Erdahl (R) 71.8%
Russell V. Smith (DFL) 28.2%
Minnesota 2 Tom Hagedorn Republican 1974 Re-elected Tom Hagedorn (R) 60.6%
Harold J. Bergquist (DFL) 39.4%
Minnesota 3 Bill Frenzel Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Frenzel (R) 75.6%
Joel A. Saliterman (DFL) 24.4%
Minnesota 4 Bruce Vento Democratic 1976 Re-elected Bruce Vento (DFL) 58.5%
John Berg (R) 40.5%
James Kendrick (Socialist Workers) 1.0%
Minnesota 5 Martin Olav Sabo Democratic 1978 Re-elected Martin Olav Sabo (DFL) 70.1%
John Doherty (R) 26.7%
Jeffrey M. Miller (New Union) 1.4%
Scott Wallace (Industrial Government) 0.9%
Steve Thomas (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
Minnesota 6 Richard Nolan Democratic 1974 Retired
Republican gain
Vin Weber (R) 52.7%
Archie Baumann (DFL) 47.3%
Minnesota 7 Arlan Stangeland Republican 1977 Re-elected Arlan Stangeland (R) 52.1%
Gene Wenstrom (DFL) 47.9%
Minnesota 8 Jim Oberstar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Oberstar (DFL) 70.4%
Edward Fiore (R) 28.0%
Ilona Gersh (Socialist Workers) 1.6%

Mississippi[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 Re-elected Jamie L. Whitten (D) 63.0%
Terrill K. Moffett (R) 37.0%
Mississippi 2 David R. Bowen Democratic 1972 Re-elected David R. Bowen (D) 69.6%
Frank Drake (R) 30.4%
Mississippi 3 Gillespie V. Montgomery Democratic 1966 Re-elected Gillespie V. Montgomery (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 4 Jon Hinson Republican 1978 Re-elected Jon Hinson (R) 39.0%
Leslie Burl McLemore (I) 29.8%
Britt R. Singletary (D) 29.4%
John Wayne McInerney (I) 1.9%
Mississippi 5 Trent Lott Republican 1972 Re-elected Trent Lott (R) 73.9%
Jimmy McVeay (D) 26.1%

Missouri[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Bill Clay Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bill Clay (D) 70.2%
Bill White (R) 29.8%
Missouri 2 Robert A. Young Democratic 1976 Re-elected Robert A. Young (D) 64.4%
John O. Shields (R) 35.6%
Missouri 3 Dick Gephardt Democratic 1976 Re-elected Dick Gephardt (D) 77.6%
Robert A. Cedarburg (R) 22.4%
Missouri 4 Ike Skelton Democratic 1976 Re-elected Ike Skelton (D) 67.8%
Bill Baker (R) 32.2%
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Re-elected Richard Bolling (D) 70.1%
Vincent E. Baker (R) 29.9%
Missouri 6 Earl Thomas Coleman Republican 1976 Re-elected Earl Thomas Coleman (R) 70.6%
Vernon King (D) 29.4%
Missouri 7 Gene Taylor Republican 1972 Re-elected Gene Taylor (R) 67.8%
Ken Young (D) 32.2%
Missouri 8 Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. Democratic 1960 Retired
Republican gain
Wendell Bailey (R) 57.1%
Steve Gardner (D) 42.9%
Missouri 9 Harold Volkmer Democratic 1976 Re-elected Harold Volkmer (D) 56.5%
John W. Turner (R) 43.5%
Missouri 10 Bill Burlison Democratic 1968 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Bill Emerson (R) 55.2%
Bill Burlison (D) 44.8%

Montana[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana 1 John Patrick Williams Democratic 1978 Re-elected John Patrick Williams (D) 61.4%
John K. McDonald (R) 38.6%
Montana 2 Ron Marlenee Republican 1976 Re-elected Ron Marlenee (R) 59.1%
Thomas G. Monahan (D) 40.9%

Nebraska[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Doug Bereuter Republican 1978 Re-elected Doug Bereuter (R) 78.7%
Rex S. Story (D) 21.3%
Nebraska 2 John Joseph Cavanaugh Democratic 1976 Retired
Republican gain
Hal Daub (R) 53.1%
Richard M. Fellman (D) 43.8%
Susan K. Putney (L) 3.1%
Nebraska 3 Virginia D. Smith Republican 1974 Re-elected Virginia D. Smith (R) 83.9%
Stan Ditus (D) 16.1%

Nevada[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada At-large James David Santini Democratic 1974 Re-elected James David Santini (D) 70.0%
Vince Saunders (R) 26.8%
Harry Joe Mangrum (L) 3.3%

New Hampshire[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Norman D'Amours Democratic 1974 Re-elected Norman D'Amours (D) 60.8%
Marshall W. Cobleigh (R) 39.2%
New Hampshire 2 James Colgate Cleveland Republican 1962 Retired
Republican hold
Judd Gregg (R) 64.1%
Maurice L. Arel (D) 35.9%

New Jersey[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 James J. Florio Democratic 1974 Re-elected James J. Florio (D) 76.7%
Scott L. Sibert (R) 21.9%
Thomas S. Watson, Jr. (I) 0.7%
Ronald K. Wishart (L) 0.5%
Julius Levin (Soc-Lab) 0.1%
New Jersey 2 William J. Hughes Democratic 1974 Re-elected William J. Hughes (D) 57.5%
Beech N. Fox (R) 41.2%
Robert C. Rothhouse (L) 1.0%
Adele Frisch (Soc-Lab) 0.4%
New Jersey 3 James J. Howard Democratic 1964 Re-elected James J. Howard (D) 49.9%
Marie Sheehan Muhler (R) 49.0%
Tom Palven (L) 0.7%
Lawrence D. Erickson (S) 0.3%
L. James Wilson (I) 0.1%
New Jersey 4 Frank Thompson Democratic 1954 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Christopher H. Smith (R) 56.6%
Frank Thompson (D) 40.6%
Jack Moyers (L) 1.7%
Paul B. Rizzo (I) 1.1%
New Jersey 5 Millicent Fenwick Republican 1974 Re-elected Millicent Fenwick (R) 77.5%
Kieran E. Pillion, Jr. (D) 20.5%
Carl R. Samson (L) 1.2%
Jasper C. Gould (I) 0.8%
New Jersey 6 Edwin B. Forsythe Republican 1970 Re-elected Edwin B. Forsythe (R) 56.3%
Lewis M. Weinstein (D) 41.3%
Virginia A. Flynn (L) 1.0%
John Kinnevy III (Citizens) 0.8%
Donald L. Smith (Const) 0.3%
Bernardo S. Doganiero (Soc-Lab) 0.2%
New Jersey 7 Andrew Maguire Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Marge Roukema (R) 50.7%
Andrew Maguire (D) 46.5%
Patrick Randazzo (Pro-Life) 1.7%
Robert Shapiro (L) 0.8%
Martin E. Wendelken (I) 0.3%
New Jersey 8 Robert A. Roe Democratic 1970 Re-elected Robert A. Roe (D) 67.2%
William R. Cleveland (R) 31.4%
Donna Rabel (Soc-Lab) 0.9%
Michael Horowitz (L) 0.6%
New Jersey 9 Harold C. Hollenbeck Republican 1976 Re-elected Harold C. Hollenbeck (R) 59.1%
Gabriel M. Ambrosio (D) 38.3%
Henry Koch (L) 1.2%
Herbert H. Shaw (I) 0.8%
Edward G. Davis (Citizens) 0.6%
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Democratic 1948 Re-elected Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D) 85.3%
Everett J. Jennings (R) 13.2%
Christine Keno (Human Rights) 0.6%
Frankie Lee Scott (I) 0.3%
Ronald Penque (L) 0.3%
Christine Hildebrand (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
New Jersey 11 Joseph G. Minish Democratic 1962 Re-elected Joseph G. Minish (D) 63.0%
Robert A. Davis (R) 34.3%
Jon Britton (Socialist Workers) 1.0%
Robert G. Trugman (I) 1.0%
Richard S. Roth (L) 0.8%
New Jersey 12 Matthew John Rinaldo Republican 1972 Re-elected Matthew John Rinaldo (R) 77.1%
Rose Zeidwerg Monyek (D) 20.9%
David-Leif Jensen (I) 1.3%
William Vandersteel (L) 0.6%
New Jersey 13 James A. Courter Republican 1978 Re-elected James A. Courter (R) 71.6%
Dave Stickle (D) 26.4%
John S. Schafer (L) 2.0%
New Jersey 14 Frank Joseph Guarini Democratic 1978 Re-elected Frank Joseph Guarini (D) 64.2%
Dennis Teti (R) 33.7%
Jonathan Steele (L) 1.3%
Kenneth Famularo (I) 0.8%
New Jersey 15 Edward J. Patten Democratic 1962 Retired
Democratic hold
Bernard J. Dwyer (D) 53.4%
William J. O'Sullivan, Jr. (R) 43.8%
Ira W. Mintz (I) 1.7%
Charles Hart (L) 1.1%

New Mexico[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico 1 Manuel Lujan, Jr. Republican 1968 Re-elected Manuel Lujan, Jr. (R) 51.0%
Bill Richardson (D) 49.0%
New Mexico 2 Harold L. Runnels Democratic 1970 Died in office
Republican gain
Joe Skeen (R) 38.0%
David W. King (D) 34.0%
Dorothy Runnels (I) 28.0%

New York[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 William Carney Republican 1978 Re-elected William Carney (R) 56.3%
Thomas A. Twomey (D) 41.9%
Richard M. Cummings (Lib) 1.8%
New York 2 Thomas J. Downey Democratic 1974 Re-elected Thomas J. Downey (D) 56.3%
Louis J. Modica (R) 43.7%
New York 3 Jerome A. Ambro, Jr. Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Gregory W. Carman (R) 50.1%
Jerome A. Ambro, Jr. (D) 47.5%
John T. Meehan (Lib) 2.5%
New York 4 Norman F. Lent Republican 1970 Re-elected Norman F. Lent (R) 66.8%
Charles F. Brennan (D) 33.2%
New York 5 John W. Wydler Republican 1962 Retired
Republican hold
Raymond J. McGrath (R) 57.7%
Karen S. Burstein (D) 42.3%
New York 6 Lester L. Wolff Democratic 1964 Lost re-election
Republican gain
John LeBoutillier (R) 52.8%
Lester L. Wolff (D) 47.2%
New York 7 Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic 1960 Re-elected Joseph P. Addabbo (D) 95.3%
Francis A. Lees (Con) 4.7%
New York 8 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (D) 75.6%
Albert Lemishow (R) 24.4%
New York 9 Geraldine Ferraro Democratic 1978 Re-elected Geraldine Ferraro (D) 58.3%
Vito P. Battista (R) 40.7%
Gertrude Geniale (Lib) 1.0%
New York 10 Mario Biaggi Democratic 1968 Re-elected Mario Biaggi (D) 94.5%
Joseph P. Cavanna (Con) 3.9%
Michael F. Mari (Right to Life) 1.6%
New York 11 James H. Scheuer Democratic 1974 Re-elected James H. Scheuer (D) 74.1%
Andrew E. Carlan (R) 25.9%
New York 12 Shirley Chisholm Democratic 1968 Re-elected Shirley Chisholm (D) 87.1%
Charles Gibbs (R) 8.3%
Ralph J. Carrano (Con) 3.3%
Joseph Caesar (Right to Life) 1.3%
New York 13 Stephen J. Solarz Democratic 1974 Re-elected Stephen J. Solarz (D) 79.4%
Harry DeMell (R) 18.9%
Brendan J. Connolly (Right to Life) 1.6%
New York 14 Fred Richmond Democratic 1974 Re-elected Fred Richmond (D) 76.1%
Christopher Lovell (R) 14.0%
Moses S. Harris (I) 7.0%
Keith E. Jones (Socialist Workers) 1.8%
Roy G. McKenzie (Right to Life) 1.1%
New York 15 Leo C. Zeferetti Democratic 1974 Re-elected Leo C. Zeferetti (D) 50.2%
Paul M. Atanasio (R) 46.9%
Peter A. McNeill (Lib) 2.9%
New York 16 Elizabeth Holtzman Democratic 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic hold
Chuck Schumer (D) 77.5%
Theodore Silverman (R) 19.6%
Mary B. Spaulding (Right to Life) 2.9%
New York 17 John M. Murphy Democratic 1962 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Guy V. Molinari (R) 47.8%
John M. Murphy (D) 35.0%
Mary T. Codd (Lib) 17.2%
New York 18 S. William Green Republican 1978 Re-elected S. William Green (R) 56.7%
Mark J. Green (D) 42.7%
Arthur L. Washburn, Jr. (Right to Life) 0.7%
New York 19 Charles B. Rangel Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles B. Rangel (D) 96.2%
Marjorie Garvey (Con) 3.0%
Reba Williams Dixon (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
New York 20 Theodore S. Weiss Democratic 1976 Re-elected Theodore S. Weiss (D) 82.4%
James E. Greene (R) 14.6%
David I. Caplan (Con) 2.1%
Robert E. Massi (Soc-Lab) 0.8%
New York 21 Robert Garcia Democratic 1978 Re-elected Robert Garcia (D) 98.2%
Loidis R. Cordero (Right to Life) 1.0%
Gina A. Aceto (Con) 0.8%
New York 22 Jonathan Brewster Bingham Democratic 1964 Re-elected Jonathan Brewster Bingham (D) 83.9%
Robert Black (R) 12.6%
James J. Whalen (Con) 3.5%
New York 23 Peter A. Peyser Democratic 1978 Re-elected Peter A. Peyser (D) 56.2%
Andrew A. Albanese (R) 43.8%
New York 24 Richard Ottinger Democratic 1974 Re-elected Richard Ottinger (D) 59.4%
Joseph W. Christiana (R) 39.6%
Richard O. Reyes (Lib) 1.0%
New York 25 Hamilton Fish IV Republican 1968 Re-elected Hamilton Fish IV (R) 81.0%
Gunars M. Ozols (D) 19.0%
New York 26 Benjamin A. Gilman Republican 1972 Re-elected Benjamin A. Gilman (R) 74.3%
Eugene R. Victor (D) 20.3%
Edmond W. Farrell (Right to Life) 4.7%
Tom Goonan (L) 0.7%
New York 27 Matthew F. McHugh Democratic 1974 Re-elected Matthew F. McHugh (D) 55.0%
Neil Tyler Wallace (R) 44.0%
Louis F. Muenkel (Right to Life) 0.9%
New York 28 Samuel S. Stratton Democratic 1958 Re-elected Samuel S. Stratton (D) 77.9%
Frank Wicks (R) 17.8%
Mary A. Bradt (Con) 3.7%
Patricia Mayberry (Socialist Workers) 0.6%
New York 29 Gerald B. H. Solomon Republican 1978 Re-elected Gerald B. H. Solomon (R) 66.7%
Rodger L. Hurley (D) 33.3%
New York 30 Robert C. McEwen Republican 1964 Retired
Republican hold
David O'Brien Martin (R) 63.8%
Mary Anne Krupsack (D) 31.6%
John R. Zagame (Right to Life) 4.6%
New York 31 Donald J. Mitchell Republican 1972 Re-elected Donald J. Mitchell (R) 77.5%
Irving A. Schwartz (D) 22.5%
New York 32 James M. Hanley Democratic 1964 Retired
Republican gain
George C. Wortley (R) 60.4%
Jeffrey S. Brooks (D) 31.6%
Peter Del Giorno (Right to Life) 6.7%
James Northrup (L) 1.3%
New York 33 Gary A. Lee Republican 1978 Re-elected Gary A. Lee (R) 75.8%
Dolores M. Reed (D) 22.6%
William L. Jones (Right to Life) 1.7%
New York 34 Frank Horton Republican 1962 Re-elected Frank Horton (R) 72.9%
James Toole (D) 20.7%
Clyde O. Benoy (Con) 3.2%
William Bastuk (Right to Life) 1.7%
David D. Hoesly (L) 1.4%
New York 35 Barber Conable Republican 1964 Re-elected Barber Conable (R) 72.2%
John M. Owens (D) 25.3%
Bernard M. O'Connor (Right to Life) 2.1%
Lydia Bayoneta (Workers) 0.4%
New York 36 John J. LaFalce Democratic 1974 Re-elected John J. LaFalce (D) 71.7%
H. William Feder (R) 28.3%
New York 37 Henry J. Nowak Democratic 1974 Re-elected Henry J. Nowak (D) 83.0%
Roger Heymanowski (R) 14.5%
Thomas A. O'Connor (Right to Life) 2.5%
New York 38 Jack Kemp Republican 1970 Re-elected Jack Kemp (R) 81.6%
Gale A. Denn (D) 18.4%
New York 39 Stan Lundine Democratic 1976 Re-elected Stan Lundine (D) 54.7%
James Abdella (R) 43.8%
Genevieve F. Ronan (Right to Life) 1.5%

North Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Walter B. Jones, Sr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Walter B. Jones, Sr. (D) Unopposed
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Re-elected Lawrence H. Fountain (D) 73.4%
Barry Lynn Gardner (R) 26.6%
North Carolina 3 Charles Orville Whitley Democratic 1976 Re-elected Charles Orville Whitley (D) 68.3%
Larry J. Parker (R) 31.7%
North Carolina 4 Ike Franklin Andrews Democratic 1972 Re-elected Ike Franklin Andrews (D) 52.6%
Thurman Hogan (R) 45.8%
John Cunningham (L) 1.5%
North Carolina 5 Stephen L. Neal Democratic 1974 Re-elected Stephen L. Neal (D) 51.0%
Anne Bagnal (R) 48.8%
Jeffery K. Miller (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
North Carolina 6 L. Richardson Preyer Democratic 1968 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Walter E. Johnston, III (R) 51.1%
L. Richardson Preyer (D) 48.9%
North Carolina 7 Charlie Rose Democratic 1972 Re-elected Charlie Rose (D) 68.7%
Vivian S. Wright (R) 31.3%
North Carolina 8 Bill Hefner Democratic 1974 Re-elected Bill Hefner (D) 58.5%
L. E. Harris (R) 41.5%
North Carolina 9 James G. Martin Republican 1972 Re-elected James G. Martin (R) 58.6%
Randall R. Kincaid (D) 41.4%
North Carolina 10 James T. Broyhill Republican 1962 Re-elected James T. Broyhill (R) 69.7%
James O. Icenhour (D) 30.3%
North Carolina 11 V. Lamar Gudger Democratic 1976 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Bill Hendon (R) 53.5%
V. Lamar Gudger (D) 46.5%

North Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota At-large Mark Andrews Republican 1963 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Democratic gain
Byron Dorgan (D) 56.8%
Jim Smykowski (R) 42.6%
John Lengenfelder (I) 0.3%
Torfin A. Teigen (I) 0.3%

Ohio[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 Bill Gradison Republican 1974 Re-elected Bill Gradison (R) 74.2%
Donald J. Zwick (D) 23.6%
Scott A. Breen (W/I) 2.1%
Ohio 2 Tom Luken Democratic 1976 Re-elected Tom Luken (D) 58.7%
Tom Atkins (R) 41.3%
Ohio 3 Tony P. Hall Democratic 1978 Re-elected Tony P. Hall (D) 57.3%
Albert H. Sealy (R) 40.0%
Richard L. Righter (I) 1.7%
Robert E. Tharpe (I) 1.0%
Ohio 4 Tennyson Guyer Republican 1972 Re-elected Tennyson Guyer (R) 72.3%
Gerry Tebben (D) 27.7%
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Re-elected Del Latta (R) 70.4%
James Robert Sherck (D) 29.6%
Ohio 6 Bill Harsha Republican 1960 Retired
Republican hold
Bob McEwen (R) 54.6%
Ted Strickland (D) 45.4%
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown, Jr. Republican 1965 Re-elected Clarence J. Brown (R) 76.1%
Donald Hollister (D) 23.9%
Ohio 8 Tom Kindness Republican 1974 Re-elected Tom Kindness (R) 76.0%
John W. Griffin (D) 24.0%
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Ed Weber (R) 56.2%
Thomas L. Ashley (D) 39.9%
Edward Silvio Emery (I) 2.5%
Toby Elizabeth Emmerich (I) 1.4%
Ohio 10 Clarence E. Miller Republican 1966 Re-elected Clarence E. Miller (R) 74.4%
Jack E. Stecher (D) 25.6%
Ohio 11 J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Re-elected J. William Stanton (R) 69.3%
Patrick James Donlin (D) 27.6%
Harold V. Richard, Jr. (I) 3.1%
Ohio 12 Samuel L. Devine Republican 1958 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Bob Shamansky (D) 52.6%
Samuel L. Devine (R) 47.4%
Ohio 13 Don Pease Democratic 1976 Re-elected Don Pease (D) 63.8%
David Earl Armstrong (R) 36.2%
Ohio 14 John F. Seiberling Democratic 1970 Re-elected John F. Seiberling (D) 64.9%
Louis A. Mangels (R) 35.1%
Ohio 15 Chalmers P. Wylie Republican 1966 Re-elected Chalmers P. Wylie (R) 72.6%
Terry Freeman (R) 27.4%
Ohio 16 Ralph Regula Republican 1972 Re-elected Ralph Regula (R) 79.3%
Larry V. Slagle (D) 20.7%
Ohio 17 John M. Ashbrook Republican 1960 Re-elected John M. Ashbrook (R) 72.9%
Donald E. Yunker (D) 27.1%
Ohio 18 Douglas Applegate Democratic 1976 Re-elected Douglas Applegate (D) 76.1%
Gary L. Hammersley (R) 23.9%
Ohio 19 Lyle Williams Republican 1978 Re-elected Lyle Williams (R) 58.1%
Harry Meshel (D) 41.9%
Ohio 20 Mary Rose Oakar Democratic 1976 Re-elected Mary Rose Oakar (D) Unopposed
Ohio 21 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Re-elected Louis Stokes (D) 88.2%
Robert L. Woodall (R) 11.8%
Ohio 22 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Retired
Democratic hold
Dennis E. Eckart (D) 55.2%
Joseph J. Nahra (R) 41.3%
Arnold Gleisser (I) 3.5%
Ohio 23 Ronald M. Mottl Democratic 1974 Re-elected Ronald M. Mottl (D) Unopposed

Oklahoma[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 James Robert Jones Democratic 1972 Re-elected James Robert Jones (D) 58.4%
Richard C. Freeman (R) 41.6%
Oklahoma 2 Mike Synar Democratic 1978 Re-elected Mike Synar (D) 54.0%
Gary Richardson (R) 46.0%
Oklahoma 3 Wes Watkins Democratic 1976 Re-elected Wes Watkins (D) Unopposed
Oklahoma 4 Tom Steed Democratic 1948 Retired
Democratic hold
Dave McCurdy (D) 51.0%
Howard Rutledge (R) 49.0%
Oklahoma 5 Mickey Edwards Republican 1976 Re-elected Mickey Edwards (R) 68.4%
David Hood (D) 28.0%
James L. Rushing (L) 3.6%
Oklahoma 6 Glenn English Democratic 1974 Re-elected Glenn English (D) 64.7%
Carol McCurley (R) 35.3%

Oregon[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 Les AuCoin Democratic 1974 Re-elected Les AuCoin (D) 66.0%
Lynn Engdahl (R) 34.0%
Oregon 2 Albert C. Ullman Democratic 1956 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Denny Smith (R) 48.8%
Albert C. Ullman (D) 47.5%
Lloyd K. Marbet (I) 3.7%
Oregon 3 Robert B. Duncan Democratic 1974 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Ron Wyden (D) 72.0%
Darrell R. Conger (R) 28.0%
Oregon 4 Jim Weaver Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jim Weaver (D) 54.8%
Michael Fitzgerald (R) 45.2%

Pennsylvania[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Michael Myers Democratic 1976 Lost re-election
Democratic hold
Thomas M. Foglietta (D) 37.8%
Michael Myers (D) 34.1%
Robert R. Burke (R) 24.4%
Geoffrey Steinberg (L) 2.0%
Shaheed Abdul Haqq (Consumer) 1.7%
Pennsylvania 2 William H. Gray Democratic 1978 Re-elected William H. Gray (D) 96.4%
Garland Dempsey (Consumer) 1.8%
James L. Buckman (I) 1.8%
Pennsylvania 3 Raymond F. Lederer Democratic 1976 Re-elected Raymond F. Lederer (D) 54.5%
William J. Phillips (R) 32.8%
Max Weiner (Consumer) 9.5%
John Morris (I) 3.2%
Pennsylvania 4 Charles F. Dougherty Republican 1978 Re-elected Charles F. Dougherty (R) 63.3%
Thomas J. Magrann (D) 36.7%
Pennsylvania 5 Richard T. Schulze Republican 1974 Re-elected Richard T. Schulze (R) 75.1%
Grady G. Brickhouse (D) 23.8%
David F. Hoffman (L) 1.1%
Pennsylvania 6 Gus Yatron Democratic 1968 Re-elected Gus Yatron (D) 67.1%
George Hulshart (R) 32.9%
Pennsylvania 7 Robert W. Edgar Democratic 1974 Re-elected Robert W. Edgar (D) 53.1%
Dennis J. Rochford (R) 46.9%
Pennsylvania 8 Peter H. Kostmayer Democratic 1976 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James K. Coyne, III (R) 50.7%
Peter H. Kostmayer (D) 48.7%
Hans Schroeder (L) 0.6%
Pennsylvania 9 Bud Shuster Republican 1972 Re-elected Bud Shuster (R) Unopposed
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Re-elected Joseph M. McDade (R) 76.6%
Gene Basalyga (D) 22.7%
Patrick Fallon (L) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 11 Ray Musto Democratic 1980 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James L. Nelligan (R) 51.9%
Ray Musto (D) 48.1%
Pennsylvania 12 John Murtha Democratic 1974 Re-elected John Murtha (D) 59.4%
Charles A. Getty (R) 40.6%
Pennsylvania 13 R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican 1968 Re-elected R. Lawrence Coughlin (R) 70.0%
Pete Slawek (D) 29.2%
Jon Houser (L) 0.8%
Pennsylvania 14 William S. Moorhead Democratic 1958 Retired
Democratic hold
William J. Coyne (D) 68.5%
Stan Thomas (R) 29.5%
Liz Hughes (Consumer) 2.0%
Pennsylvania 15 Donald L. Ritter Republican 1978 Re-elected Donald L. Ritter (R) 59.5%
Jeanette Reibman (D) 39.7%
Barbara Karkutt (L) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 16 Robert Smith Walker Republican 1976 Re-elected Robert Smith Walker (R) 76.9%
James A. Woodcock (D) 23.1%
Pennsylvania 17 Allen E. Ertel Democratic 1976 Re-elected Allen E. Ertel (D) 60.6%
Daniel L. Seiverling (R) 39.4%
Pennsylvania 18 Doug Walgren Democratic 1976 Re-elected Doug Walgren (D) 68.5%
Steven R. Snyder (R) 31.5%
Pennsylvania 19 William F. Goodling Republican 1974 Re-elected William F. Goodling (R) 76.0%
Richard P. Noll (D) 23.1%
Daniel R. Davies (L) 0.9%
Pennsylvania 20 Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic 1968 Re-elected Joseph M. Gaydos (D) 72.5%
Kathleen M. Meyer (R) 27.5%
Pennsylvania 21 Donald A. Bailey Democratic 1978 Re-elected Donald A. Bailey (D) 68.4%
Dirk Matson (R) 31.6%
Pennsylvania 22 Austin Murphy Democratic 1976 Re-elected Austin Murphy (D) 69.6%
Marilyn Coyle Ecoff (R) 29.5%
William L. Krayer (L) 1.0%
Pennsylvania 23 William F. Clinger, Jr. Republican 1978 Re-elected William F. Clinger, Jr. (R) 73.5%
Peter Atigan (D) 24.6%
Douglas M. Mason (Consumer) 1.9%
Pennsylvania 24 Marc L. Marks Republican 1976 Re-elected Marc L. Marks (R) 49.7%
David C. DiCarlo (D) 49.6%
Edward J. Hammer (I) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 25 Eugene Atkinson Democratic 1978 Re-elected Eugene Atkinson (D) 67.1%
Robert Morris (R) 32.9%

Rhode Island[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Fernand St. Germain Democratic 1960 Re-elected Fernand St. Germain (D) 67.6%
William P. Montgomery (R) 32.4%
Rhode Island 2 Edward Beard Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Claudine Schneider (R) 55.3%
Edward Beard (D) 44.7%

South Carolina[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 Mendel Jackson Davis Democratic 1971 Retired
Republican gain
Thomas F. Hartnett (R) 51.7%
Charles D. Ravenel (D) 48.3%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Re-elected Floyd Spence (R) 55.7%
Tom Turnipseed (D) 44.3%
South Carolina 3 Butler Derrick Democratic 1974 Re-elected Butler Derrick (D) 59.8%
Marshall Parker (R) 39.4%
Boyce Lee Muller (L) 0.8%
South Carolina 4 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Republican 1978 Re-elected Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. (R) 92.9%
Thomas P. Waldenfels (L) 7.1%
South Carolina 5 Kenneth Lamar Holland Democratic 1974 Re-elected Kenneth Lamar Holland (D) 87.5%
Thomas Campbell (L) 12.5%
South Carolina 6 John Jenrette Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
John Light Napier (R) 51.8%
John Jenrette (D) 48.2%

South Dakota[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Tom Daschle Democratic 1978 Re-elected Tom Daschle (D) 65.8%
Bart Kull (R) 34.2%
South Dakota 2 James Abdnor Republican 1972 Retired to run for U. S. Senate
Republican hold
Clint Roberts (R) 58.4%
Kenneth D. Stofferahn (D) 41.6%

Tennessee[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Re-elected Jimmy Quillen (R) 86.2%
John Curtis (I) 13.8%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan, Sr. Republican 1964 Re-elected John Duncan, Sr. (R) 76.1%
David H. Dunnaway (D) 23.9%
Tennessee 3 Marilyn Lloyd Democratic 1974 Re-elected Marilyn Lloyd (D) 61.1%
Glen Byers (R) 38.9%
Tennessee 4 Al Gore Democratic 1976 Re-elected Al Gore (D) 79.3%
James Beau Seigneur (R) 20.7%
Tennessee 5 Bill Boner Democratic 1978 Re-elected Bill Boner (D) 65.4%
Mike Adams (R) 34.6%
Tennessee 6 Robin Beard Republican 1972 Re-elected Robin Beard (R) Unopposed
Tennessee 7 Ed Jones Democratic 1969 Re-elected Ed Jones (D) 77.3%
Daniel Campbell (R) 22.7%
Tennessee 8 Harold Ford, Sr. Democratic 1974 Re-elected Harold Ford, Sr. (D) Unopposed

Texas[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Sam B. Hall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Sam B. Hall (D) Unopposed
Texas 2 Charles Wilson Democratic 1972 Re-elected Charles Wilson (D) 69.3%
F. H. Pannill (R) 29.5%
Martin Sorrells (L) 1.2%
Texas 3 James M. Collins Republican 1968 Re-elected James M. Collins (R) 79.3%
Earle Stephen Porter (D) 18.0%
William Stephen Briggs (L) 2.7%
Texas 4 Ray Roberts Democratic 1962 Retired
Democratic hold
Ralph Hall (D) 52.3%
John Wright (R) 47.7%
Texas 5 Jim Mattox Democratic 1976 Re-elected Jim Mattox (D) 51.1%
Thomas W. Pauken (R) 48.9%
Texas 6 Phil Gramm Democratic 1978 Re-elected Phil Gramm (D) 70.9%
Dave Haskins (R) 29.1%
Texas 7 William Reynolds Archer, Jr. Republican 1970 Re-elected William Reynolds Archer, Jr. (R) 82.1%
Robert Laurence Hutchings (D) 16.4%
Bill Ware (L) 1.4%
Texas 8 Robert C. Eckhardt Democratic 1966 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Jack Fields (R) 51.8%
Robert C. Eckhardt (D) 48.2%
Texas 9 Jack Brooks Democratic 1952 Re-elected Jack Brooks (D) Unopposed
Texas 10 J. J. Pickle Democratic 1963 Re-elected J. J. Pickle (D) 59.1%
John Biggar (R) 38.8%
Michael Grossberg (L) 2.1%
Texas 11 Marvin Leath Democratic 1978 Re-elected Marvin Leath (D) Unopposed
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Re-elected Jim Wright (D) 59.9%
Jim Bradshaw (R) 39.3%
C. B. Mauldin (L) 0.8%
Texas 13 Jack Hightower Democratic 1974 Re-elected Jack Hightower (D) 55.0%
Ron Slover (R) 45.0%
Texas 14 Joseph P. Wyatt, Jr. Democratic 1978 Retired
Democratic hold
William Neff Patman (D) 56.8%
C. L. Concklin (R) 43.2%
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Re-elected Kika de la Garza (D) 70.0%
Robert Lendol McDonald (R) 30.0%
Texas 16 Richard C. White Democratic 1964 Re-elected Richard C. White (D) 84.6%
Catherine A. McDivitt (L) 15.4%
Texas 17 Charles Stenholm Democratic 1978 Re-elected Charles Stenholm (D) Unopposed
Texas 18 Mickey Leland Democratic 1978 Re-elected Mickey Leland (D) 79.9%
C. L. Kennedy (R) 17.9%
Bill Fraser (L) 2.2%
Texas 19 Kent Hance Democratic 1978 Re-elected Kent Hance (D) 93.5%
J. D. Webster (L) 6.5%
Texas 20 Henry B. Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Re-elected Henry B. Gonzalez (D) 81.9%
Merle Nash (R) 17.3%
Tom Burnham (L) 0.8%
Texas 21 Tom Loeffler Republican 1978 Re-elected Tom Loeffler (R) 76.5%
Joe Sullivan (D) 22.8%
William Rice (L) 0.7%
Texas 22 Ron Paul Republican 1978 Re-elected Ron Paul (R) 51.0%
Mike Andrews (D) 48.3%
Vaudie V. Nance (I) 0.6%
Texas 23 Abraham Kazen, Jr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Abraham Kazen, Jr. (D) 69.9%
Bobby Locke (R) 30.1%
Texas 24 Martin Frost Democratic 1978 Re-elected Martin Frost (D) 61.3%
Clay Smothers (R) 38.7%

Utah[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Utah 1 K. Gunn McKay Democratic 1970 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James V. Hansen (R) 52.1%
K. Gunn McKay (D) 47.9%
Utah 2 David Daniel Marriott Republican 1976 Re-elected David Daniel Marriott (R) 67.0%
Arthur L. Monson (D) 30.3%
Stan Larsen (I) 1.9%
Steven Ray Montgomery (American) 0.5%
David P. Hurst (Socialist Workers) 0.3%

Vermont[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Vermont At-large Jim Jeffords Republican 1974 Re-elected Jim Jeffords (R) 75.3%
Robin Lloyd (Citizens) 19.3%
Peter Diamondstone (Liberty) 5.4%

Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Paul S. Trible, Jr. Republican 1976 Re-elected Paul S. Trible, Jr. (R) 90.5%
Sharon D. Grant (I) 9.5%
Virginia 2 G. William Whitehurst Republican 1968 Re-elected G. William Whitehurst (R) 89.8%
Kenneth P. Morrison (I) 10.2%
Virginia 3 David E. Satterfield III Democratic 1964 Retired
Republican gain
Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R) 51.6%
John A. Mapp (D) 32.6%
Howard H. Carwile (I) 10.5%
James B. Turney (I) 5.3%
Virginia 4 Robert Daniel Republican 1972 Re-elected Robert Daniel (R) 60.7%
Cecil Y. Jenkins (D) 39.3%
Virginia 5 Dan Daniel Democratic 1968 Re-elected Dan Daniel (D) Unopposed
Virginia 6 M. Caldwell Butler Republican 1972 Re-elected M. Caldwell Butler (R) Unopposed
Virginia 7 J. Kenneth Robinson Republican 1970 Re-elected J. Kenneth Robinson (R) Unopposed
Virginia 8 Herbert Harris Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Stanford E. Parris (R) 48.8%
Herbert Harris (D) 48.3%
Deborah L. Frantz (I) 2.9%
Virginia 9 William C. Wampler Republican 1966 Re-elected William C. Wampler (R) 69.4%
Roosevelt Ferguson (D) 30.6%
Virginia 10 Joseph L. Fisher Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Frank Wolf (R) 51.1%
Joseph L. Fisher (D) 48.9%

Washington[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Joel Pritchard Republican 1972 Re-elected Joel Pritchard (R) 78.3%
Robin Drake (D) 18.1%
Maurice Willey (L) 3.6%
Washington 2 Al Swift Democratic 1978 Re-elected Al Swift (D) 63.9%
Neal Snider (R) 32.6%
William L. McCord (L) 3.6%
Washington 3 Don Bonker Democratic 1974 Re-elected Don Bonker (D) 62.7%
Rod Culp (R) 37.3%
Washington 4 Mike McCormack Democratic 1970 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Sid Morrison (R) 57.4%
Mike McCormack (D) 42.6%
Washington 5 Tom Foley Democratic 1964 Re-elected Tom Foley (D) 51.9%
John Sonneland (R) 48.1%
Washington 6 Norman D. Dicks Democratic 1976 Re-elected Norman D. Dicks (D) 53.6%
James Edward Beaver (R) 46.4%
Washington 7 Mike Lowry Democratic 1978 Re-elected Mike Lowry (D) 57.3%
Ron Dunlap (R) 42.7%

West Virginia[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Bob Mollohan Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bob Mollohan (D) 63.6%
Joe Bartler (R) 36.4%
West Virginia 2 Harley O. Staggers Democratic 1948 Retired
Republican gain
Cleve Benedict (R) 55.9%
Pat R. Hamilton (D) 44.1%
West Virginia 3 John G. Hutchinson Democratic 1980 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Mick Staton (R) 52.7%
John G. Hutchinson (D) 47.3%
West Virginia 4 Nick Rahall Democratic 1976 Re-elected Nick Rahall (D) 76.6%
Winton Guy Covey, Jr. (R) 23.4%

Wisconsin[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Les Aspin Democratic 1970 Re-elected Les Aspin (D) 56.2%
Kathryn H. Canary (R) 42.8%
Arthur F. Jackson (L) 1.0%
Wisconsin 2 Robert W. Kastenmeier Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert W. Kastenmeier (D) 54.0%
James A. Wright (R) 45.4%
Leslie Graves Key (L) 0.6%
Wisconsin 3 Alvin Baldus Democratic 1974 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Steve Gunderson (R) 51.0%
Alvin Baldus (D) 49.0%
Wisconsin 4 Clement J. Zablocki Democratic 1948 Re-elected Clement J. Zablocki (D) 70.0%
Elroy C. Honadel (R) 29.2%
Lynn Rashkind (I) 0.8%
Wisconsin 5 Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1954 Re-elected Henry S. Reuss (D) 77.0%
David Bathke (R) 22.2%
Frank Forrestal (I) 0.8%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Re-elected Tom Petri (R) 59.3%
Gary R. Goyke (D) 40.7%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Re-elected Dave Obey (D) 64.7%
Vinton A. Vesta (R) 35.3%
Wisconsin 8 Toby Roth Republican 1978 Re-elected Toby Roth (R) 67.7%
Michael Monfils (D) 32.3%
Wisconsin 9 Jim Sensenbrenner Republican 1978 Re-elected Jim Sensenbrenner (R) 78.4%
Gary C. Benedict (D) 21.6%

Wyoming[edit]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wyoming At-large Dick Cheney Republican 1978 Re-elected Dick Cheney (R) 68.6%
Jim Rogers (D) 31.4%

See also[edit]