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1980 United States 1984
United States House of Representatives elections, 1982
All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
November 2, 1982
Majority party Minority party
SpeakerO'Neill.jpg RobertHMichel.jpg
Leader Tip O'Neil Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Massachusetts-11th Illinois-18th
Last election 242 seats 192 seats
Seats won 269 166
Seat change +27 -26
Percentage 54.1% 43.4%
Swing +3.8% -4.2%

Incumbent Speaker
Tip O'Neil
Democratic

Speaker-elect
Tip O'Neil
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1982 was an election for the United States House of Representatives held on November 2, 1982, in the middle of President Ronald Reagan's first term. As in most midterm elections, the President's Republican Party lost a net of 27 seats to the Democratic Party, including most of the seats that had been gained the previous election, cementing the Democratic majority.

Possible contributing factors to the Democratic gains included high unemployment caused by the 1981-1982 recession: in fact November 1982 is regarded as the "trough" of the business cycle which preceded the 1980s economic expansion.

Notable freshmen included future Senator and Presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.), future Governor John McKernan (R-Me.), and future Governor, UN Ambassador, Cabinet Secretary and Presidential candidate Bill Richardson (D-N.M.).

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Overall results

Party Total seats (change) Seat percentage Popular vote
Democratic Party 269 +27 61.8% 54.1%
Independents 0 -1 0.0% 0.3%
Republican Party 166 -26 38.2% 43.4%
Totals 435 +0 100.0% 100.0%
     80.1-100% Republican      80.1-100% Democratic
     60.1-80% Republican      60.1-80% Democratic
     50.1-60% Republican      50.1-60% Democratic
House seats by party holding plurality in state
     6+ Republican gain      6+ Democratic gain
     3-5 Republican gain      3-5 Democratic gain
     1-2 Republican gain      1-2 Democratic gain
     no net change


Retiring Incumbents

Incumbents Defeated

Voting members

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

Key to color code: Blue=Democratic pickup; Red=Republican pickup.

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California

District Incumbent Party Elected Status Opponent
California 1 Don H. Clausen Republican 1963 Running Douglas H. Bosco (D) 49.8%
Don H. Clausen (R) 47.2%
David Redick (L) 2.9%
California 2 Eugene A. Chappie Republican 1980 Running Eugene A. Chappie (R) 57.9%
John Newmeyer (D) 40.5%
Howard Fegarsky (PF) 1.6%
California 3 Bob Matsui Democratic 1978 Running Bob Matsui (D) 89.6%
Bruce A. Daniel (L) 7.5%
John C. Reiger (PF) 2.9%
California 4 Vic Fazio Democratic 1978 Running Vic Fazio (D) 63.9%
Roger B. Canfield (R) 36.1%
California 5 Phillip Burton Democratic 1964 Running Phillip Burton (D) 50.5%
Milton Marks (R) 35.3%
Justin Raimondo (L) 14.2%
California 6 John L. Burton Democratic 1974 Retiring Barbara Boxer (D) 52.4%
Dennis McQuaid (R) 44.6%
Howard C. Creighton (L) 1.7%
Timothy Allen Albertson (PF) 1.3%
California 7 George Miller Democratic 1974 Running George Miller (D) 67.2%
Paul E. Vallely (R) 30.2%
Richard Newell (L) 1.5%
Terry L. Wells (AI) 1.2%
California 8 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Running Ron Dellums (D) 55.9%
Claude B. Hutchinson Jr. (R) 44.1%
California 9 Pete Stark Democratic 1972 Running Pete Stark (D) 60.7%
William J. “Bill” Kennedy (R) 39.3%
California 10 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Running Don Edwards (D) 62.7%
Bob Herriott (R) 33.7%
Dale Burrow (L) 1.9%
Edmon V. Kaiser (AI) 1.7%
California 11 Tom Lantos Democratic 1980 Running Tom Lantos (D) 57.1%
Bill Royer (R) 39.7%
Chuck Olson (L) 1.5%
Wilson G. Branch (PF) 1%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (AI) 0.6%
California 12 Pete McCloskey Republican 1967 Retiring Ed Zschau (R) 63%
Emmett Lynch (D) 33.5%
William C. “Bill” White (L) 3.5%
California 13 Norman Mineta Democratic 1974 Running Norman Mineta (D) 65.9%
Tom Kelly (R) 31.4%
Al Hinkle (L) 2.7%
California 14 Norman D. Shumway Republican 1978 Running Norman D. Shumway (R) 63.4%
Baron Reed (D) 36.6%
California 15 Tony Coelho Democratic 1978 Running Tony Coelho (D) 63.7%
Ed Bates (R) 34%
Stepen L. Gerringer (L) 2.3%
California 16 Leon Panetta Democratic 1976 Running Leon Panetta (D) 85.4%
Gary Richards Arnold (R) 14.6%
California 17 Charles (Chip) Pashayan Republican 1978 Running Charles (Chip) Pashayan (R) 54%
Gene Tackett (D) 46%
California 18 None (District created) Richard H. Lehman (D) 59.5%
Adrian C. Fondse (R) 38.3%
Marshall William Fritz (L) 2.2%
California 19 Bob Lagomarsino Republican 1974 Running Bob Lagomarsino (R) 61.1%
Frank Frost (D) 35.8%
R. C. Gordon-McCutchan (L) 2.3%
Charles J. Zekan (PF) 0.8%
California 20 Bill Thomas Republican 1978 Running Bill Thomas (R) 68.1%
Robert J. Bethea (D) 31.9%
California 21 Bobbi Fiedler Republican 1980 Running Bobbi Fiedler (R) 71.8%
George Henry Margolis (D) 24.1%
Daniel Wiener (L) 4.1%
California 22 Carlos Moorhead Republican 1972 Running Carlos Moorhead (R) 73.6%
Harvey L. Goldhammer (D) 23.5%
Robert T. Gerringer (L) 3%
California 23 Anthony C. Beilenson Democratic 1976 Running Anthony C. Beilenson (D) 59.6%
Daid Armor (R) 40.4%
California 24 Henry Waxman Democratic 1974 Running Henry Waxman (D) 65.1%
Jerry Zerg (R) 31%
Jeff Mandel (L) 4%
California 25 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Running Edward R. Roybal (D) 84.5%
Daniel John Gorham (L) 14.5%
California 26 Barry Goldwater, Jr. Republican 1968 Running for Senate Howard Berman (D) 59.6%
Hal Phillips (R) 40.4%
California 27 Bob Dornan Republican 1976 Running for Senate Mel Levine (D) 59.5%
Bart W. Christensen (R) 37%
Zack Richardson (L) 3.5%
California 28 Julian C. Dixon Democratic 1978 Running Julian C. Dixon (D) 78.9%
David Goerz (R) 18.7%
David W. Meleney (L) 2.4%
California 29 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Running Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 79.8%
Milton R. Mackaig (R) 20.2%
California 30 Matthew G. Martinez Democratic 1982 Running Matthew G. Martinez (D) 53.9%
John H. Rousselot (R) 46.1%
California 31 Mervyn M. Dymally Democratic 1980 Running Mervyn M. Dymally (D) 72.4%
Henry C. Minturn (R) 27.6%
California 32 Glenn M. Anderson Democratic 1968 Running Glenn M. Anderson (D) 58%
Brian F. Lungren (R) 39.6%
Eugene E. Ruyle (PF) 2.4%
California 33 David Dreier Republican 1980 Running David Dreier (R) 65.2%
Paul Servelle (D) 32.2%
Phillips B. Franklin (L) 1.3%
James Michael "Mike" Noonan (PF) 1.3%
California 34 Wayne R. Grisham Republican 1978 Defeated in primary Ed Torres (D) 57.2%
Paul R. Jackson (R) 42.8%
California 35 Jerry Lewis Republican 1978 Running Jerry Lewis (R) 68.3%
Robert E. Erwin (D) 31.7%
California 36 George Brown, Jr. Democratic 1962/1972 Running George Brown, Jr. (D) 54.3%
John Paul Stark (R) 45.7%
California 37 John H. Rousselot Republican 1960 Running in 30th district Al McCandless (R) 59.1%
Curtis R. “Sam” Cross (D) 38.5%
Marc R. Wruble (L) 2.4%
California 38 Jerry M. Patterson Democratic 1974 Running Jerry M. Patterson (D) 52.4%
William F. “Bill” Dohr (R) 43.4%
Anita K. Barr (L) 4.2%
California 39 William E. Dannemeyer Republican 1978 Running William E. Dannemeyer (R) 72.2%
Frank G. Verges (D) 26%
Frank Boeheim (PF) 1.8%
California 40 Robert Badham Republican 1976 Running Robert Badham (R) 71.5%
Paul Hasenman (D) 26.1%
Maxine Bell Quirk (PF) 2.4%
California 41 Bill Lowery Republican 1980 Running Bill Lowery (R) 68.9%
Tony Brandenburg (D) 28.8%
Everett Hale (L) 2.3%
California 42 Dan Lungren Republican 1978 Running Dan Lungren (R) 69%
James P. Spellman (D) 28.3%
John S. Donohue (PF) 2.7%
California 43 Clair Burgener Republican 1972 Retiring Ron Packard (R) 36.8%
Roy Pat Archer (D) 32.1%
Johnnie R. Cream (R) 31.1%
California 44 None (District created) Jim Bates (D) 64.9%
Shirley M. Gissendanner (R) 31.8%
Jim Conole (L) 3.2%
California 45 Duncan Hunter Republican 1980 Running Duncan Hunter (R) 68.6%
Richard Hill (D) 29.2%
Jack R. Sanders (L) 2.2%

Wisconsin

District Incumbent Party Elected Status Opponent
Wisconsin 1 Les Aspin Democrat 1970 Running Les Aspin (D) 61%
Peter Jansson (R) 38%
Arthur Jackson (L) 1%
Wisconsin 2 Robert Kastenmeier Democrat 1958 Running Robert Kastenmeier (D) 61%
Jim Johnson (R) 39%
David Beito (L) 1%
Wisconsin 3 Steve Gunderson Republican 1980 Running Steve Gunderson (R) 57%
Paul Offner (D) 43%
Kenneth Van Doren (L) 1%
Wisconsin 4 Clement Zablocki Democrat 1948 Running Clement Zablocki (D) 95%
Nicholas Youngers (L) 3%
John Baumgartner (I) 2%
John Gudenschwager (C) 1%
Wisconsin 5 Henry Reuss Democrat 1954 Retiring Jim Moody (D) 64%
Rod Johnston (R) 35%
William McCuen, Jr. (L) 1%
Walter Beach (I) 0%
Cheryl Hidalgo (I) 0%
Wisconsin 6 Tom Petri Republican 1979 Running Tom Petri (R) 65%
Gordon Loehr (D) 35%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democrat 1969 Running Dave Obey (D) 68%
Bernard Zimmermann (R) 32%
Wisconsin 8 Toby Roth Republican 1978 Running Toby Roth (R) 57%
Ruth Clusen (D) 42%
Anthony Theisen (L) 1%
Wisconsin 9 James Sensenbrenner Republican 1979 Running James Sensenbrenner (R) unopposed

See also


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