1991 United States House of Representatives elections

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1991 United States House of Representatives elections

← 1990 June 18, 1991 – November 5, 1991 1992 →

6 of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Tom foley.jpg RobertHMichelCP.jpg
Leader Tom Foley Bob Michel
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1987 January 3, 1981
Leader's seat Washington 5th Illinois 18th
Last election 267 seats 167 seats
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1 seats
Seats won 0
Seat change Steady

Speaker before election

Tom Foley
Democratic

Elected Speaker

Tom Foley
Democratic

There were six special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1991 during the 102nd United States Congress.

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent Result Candidates
Member Party First elected
Massachusetts 1 Silvio O. Conte Republican 1958 Incumbent died February 8, 1991.
New member elected June 18, 1991.
Democratic gain.
  • Green tickY John Olver (Democratic) 49.6%
  • Steven Pierce (Republican) 48.2%
  • Patrick Joseph Armstrong (Independent) 1.3%
  • Dennis M. Kelly (Pro-Democracy Reform) 0.6%
  • Thomas Boynton (Unenrolled) 0.2%
Illinois 15 Edward Rell Madigan Republican 1972 Incumbent resigned upon appointment as United States Secretary of Agriculture.
New member elected July 2, 1991.
Republican hold.
Texas 3 Steve Bartlett Republican 1982 Incumbent resigned March 11, 1991 to become Mayor of Dallas.
New member elected May 18, 1991.
Republican hold.
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent resigned for health reasons.
New member elected October 3, 1991.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Ed Pastor (Democratic) 55.5%
  • Pat Conner (Republican) 44.4%
Pennsylvania 2 William H. Gray III Democratic 1978 Incumbent resigned to become director of the United Negro College Fund.
New member elected November 5, 1991.
Democratic hold.
Virginia 7 D. French Slaughter Jr. Republican 1984 Incumbent resigned due to ill health (stroke).
New member elected November 5, 1991.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY George Allen (Republican) 63.9%
  • Kay E. Slaughter (Democratic) 35.7%

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