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April 3, 1979

Special Election

Special Election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman Leo J. Ryan (CD-11).

Wilson G. Branch Peace and Freedom 0.8% Loss
Nancy Jewell Cross Write-in Loss
Frank DeSio Write-in Loss
G. W. "Joe" Holsinger Democratic 41.1% Loss
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff American Independent 0.8% Loss
Bill Royer Republican 57.3% Win