1979 United States House of Representatives elections

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There were two special elections in 1979 to the United States House of Representatives in the 96th United States Congress. Both of them were won by Republicans, filling seats that were vacant since the January 3, 1979 beginning of the term.

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
California 11 Leo Ryan Democratic 1972 Incumbent member-elect had been re-elected November 7, 1978, but was then murdered November 18, 1978.
New member elected April 3, 1979.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 6 William A. Steiger Republican 1966 Incumbent member-elect had been re-elected November 7, 1978, but then died December 4, 1978.
New member elected April 3, 1979.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Tom Petri (Republican)
  • [Data unknown/missing]

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