1974 United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia

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United States House of Representatives election in the District of Columbia, 1974

← 1972 November 4, 1974 1976 →
  Walter Fauntroy.jpg No image.svg No image.svg
Candidate Walter E. Fauntroy James G. Banks William R. Phillips
Party Democratic Independent Republican
Popular vote 66,337 21,874 9,166
Percentage 63.78% 21.03% 8.81%

Delegate before election

Walter E. Fauntroy
Democratic

Elected Delegate

Walter E. Fauntroy
Democratic

Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1974 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 4, 1974. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his second re-election. Independent candidate James G. Banks surprised many by taking second place, ahead of William R. Phillips (R) and Statehood Party candidate Anton V. Wood. All elected members would serve in 94th 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, as are all other Representatives and Delegates minus the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, who is elected to a four-year term.

Candidates[edit]

Walter E. Fauntroy, a Democrat, sought re-election for his third term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Independent James G. Banks, who received 21.03% by taking many votes away from Republican challenger William R. Phillips and Statehood Party candidate Anton V. Wood who only received 8.81% and 2.92%, respectively. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 63.78% of the vote.

Results[edit]

D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1974)[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.) 66,337 63.78
Independent James G. Banks 21,874 21.03
Republican William R. Phillips 9,166 8.81
D.C. Statehood Green Anton V. Wood 3,039 2.92
Independent Susan Pennington 1,813 1.74
Independent David H. Dabney 1,539 1.48
No party Write-ins 246 0.24%
Total votes 104,014 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

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