1985 United States House of Representatives elections

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1985 United States House of Representatives elections

← 1984 March 30, 1985 – August 3, 1985 1986 →

2 (out of 435) seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  SpeakerO'Neill.jpg Robert H. Michel--95th Congress.png
Leader Tip O'Neill Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 4, 1977 January 3, 1981
Leader's seat Massachusetts 8th Pennsylvania 3rd
Last election 253 seats 182 seats
Seat change Steady Steady
Seats up 2 0
Races won 2 0

There were two elections to the United States House of Representatives to serve in the 99th United States Congress.

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Louisiana 8 Gillis William Long Democratic 1962 Incumbent died January 20, 1985.
New member (see Widow's succession) elected March 30, 1985.
Democratic hold.
Texas 1 Sam B. Hall Democratic 1976 (Special) Incumbent resigned May 27, 1985 to become a U.S. District Judge.
New member elected August 3, 1985.
Democratic hold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - LA District 8 - Special Election Race - Mar 30, 1985".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - TX District 1 - Special Election Runoff Race - Aug 03, 1985".