1980 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, 1980

← 1978 November 4, 1980 1982 →
  Walter Fauntroy.jpg No image.svg No image.svg
Candidate Walter E. Fauntroy Robert J. Roehr Josephine D. Butler
Party Democratic Republican D.C. Statehood Green
Popular vote 111,631 21,021 14,325
Percentage 74.44% 14.02% 9.55%

Delegate before election

Walter E. Fauntroy
Democratic

Elected Delegate

Walter E. Fauntroy
Democratic

Map of the District of Columbia At-Large district.

The 1980 congressional election for the Delegate from the District of Columbia was held on November 4, 1980. The winner of the race was Walter E. Fauntroy (D), who won his fifth re-election. All elected members would serve in 97th 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.

Candidates[edit]

Walter E. Fauntroy, a Democrat, sought re-election for his sixth term to the United States House of Representatives. Fauntroy was opposed in this election by Republican challenger Robert J. Roehr and Statehood Party candidate Josephine D. Butler who received 14.02% and 9.55%, respectively. This resulted in Fauntroy being elected with 74.44% of the vote.

Results[edit]

D.C. At Large Congressional District Election (1980)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter E. Fauntroy (inc.) 111,631 74.44
Republican Robert J. Roehr 21,021 14.02
D.C. Statehood Green Josephine D. Butler 14,325 9.55
No party Write-ins 2,979 1.99%
Total votes 149,956 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

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