3 (out of 435) seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
There were three special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1997 during the 105th United States Congress. Republicans had a net one-seat gain over the Democrats.
Elections are sorted by date and district.
|Texas 28||Frank Tejeda||Democratic||Incumbent died January 30, 1997. |
New member elected April 12, 1997.
|New Mexico 3||Bill Richardson||Democratic||Incumbent resigned February 13, 1997 to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. |
New member elected May 13, 1997.
|New York 13||Susan Molinari||Republican||Incumbent resigned August 2, 1997, to become a journalist for CBS. |
New member elected November 5, 1997.
New Mexico's 3rd district
The election was held in the historically Democratic district after the resignation of Democrat Bill Richardson, who became the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Bill Redmond won the May 13 election and became the only Republican to ever represent this district.
|Democratic||Eric P. Serna||40,542||39.79|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
Texas's 28th district
Incumbent Frank Tejeda died of brain cancer soon after the congressional elections. As no candidate received an outright majority during the first round on March 15, 1997 a special runoff was held on April 12, 1997, which was won by State Representative Ciro Rodriguez.
|Democratic||Juan F. Solis III||9,990||33.32%|
New York's 13th district
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- 1997 Special Election Results
- "Race Summary Report: April 1997 Special Runoff Election". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved April 28, 2018.