2002 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia

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United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2002

← 2000 November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05) 2004 →

All 3 West Virginia seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 1
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 264,124 135,505
Percentage 66.04% 33.88%
Swing Decrease6.52% Increase15.12%

The 2002 United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia were held on November 5, 2002 to determine who will represent the state of West Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. West Virginia has three seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in West Virginia, 2002[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 264,124 66.04% 2
Republican 135,505 33.88% 1
Write-ins 320 0.08% 0
Totals 399,949 100.00% 3

District 1[edit]

United States House of Representatives, West Virginia District 1 map.png

Incumbent Democrat Alan Mollohan was re-elected unopposed. This district covers the northern part of the state.

West Virginia's 1st congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Mollohan (inc.) 110,941 99.71
write-ins 320 0.29
Total votes 111,261 100.00
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

United States House of Representatives, West Virginia District 2 map.png

Incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito defeated Democrat Jim Humphreys. This district covers the central part of the state.

West Virginia's 2nd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (inc.) 98,276 60.04
Democratic Jim Humphreys 65,400 39.96
Total votes 163,676 100.00
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

United States House of Representatives, West Virginia District 3 map.png

Incumbent Democrat Nick Rahall defeated Republican Paul Chapman. This district covers the southern part of the state.

West Virginia's 3rd congressional district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nick Rahall (inc.) 87,783 70.22
Republican Paul Chapman 37,229 29.78
Total votes 125,012 100.00
Democratic hold

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