Philip R. Sharp

Offices

U.S. House
District 10
In office
Jan 3, 1975 to Jan 3, 1983

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
District 2
In office
Jan 3, 1983 to Jan 3, 1995

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Philip R. Sharp spent 20 years, 5 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1970–U.S. House (District 10) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
50.80%
David Worth Dennis (i)*, Republican, 81,439 votes
49.20%
Philip R. Sharp, Democratic, 78,871 votes
Out of 160,310 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,568 (1.60%)
1972–U.S. House (District 10) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1972
57.25%
David Worth Dennis (i)*, Republican, 106,798 votes
42.75%
Philip R. Sharp, Democratic, 79,756 votes
Out of 186,554 votes casts, the margin of victory was 27,042 (14.50%)
1974–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1974
54.37%
Philip R. Sharp*, Democratic, 85,418 votes
45.63%
David Worth Dennis (i), Republican, 71,701 votes
Out of 157,119 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,717 (8.74%)
1976–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1976
59.84%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 114,559 votes
40.16%
William Gould Frazier, Republican, 76,890 votes
Out of 191,449 votes casts, the margin of victory was 37,669 (19.68%)
1978–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1978
56.10%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 73,343 votes
42.83%
William Gould Frazier, Republican, 55,999 votes
 1.07%
George W. Ames, American Independent, 1,400 votes
Out of 130,742 votes casts, the margin of victory was 17,344 (13.27%)
1980–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1980
53.37%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 103,083 votes
46.63%
William Gould Frazier, Republican, 90,051 votes
Out of 193,134 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,032 (6.74%)
1982–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1982
56.21%
Philip R. Sharp*, Democratic, 107,298 votes
43.79%
Ralph VanNatta, Republican, 83,593 votes
Out of 190,891 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,705 (12.42%)
1984–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1984
53.43%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 118,965 votes
46.29%
Ken MacKenzie, Republican, 103,061 votes
 0.29%
Cecil Bohanon, Libertarian, 637 votes
Out of 222,663 votes casts, the margin of victory was 15,904 (7.14%)
1986–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1986
61.86%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 102,456 votes
37.44%
Donald J. Lynch, Republican, 62,013 votes
 0.70%
Richard W. Smith, Libertarian, 1,156 votes
Out of 165,625 votes casts, the margin of victory was 40,443 (24.42%)
1988–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1988
53.20%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 116,915 votes
46.80%
Mike Pence, Republican, 102,846 votes
Out of 219,761 votes casts, the margin of victory was 14,069 (6.40%)
1990–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1990
59.37%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 93,495 votes
40.63%
Mike Pence, Republican, 63,980 votes
Out of 157,475 votes casts, the margin of victory was 29,515 (18.74%)
1992–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1992
57.08%
Philip R. Sharp (i)*, Democratic, 130,881 votes
39.51%
William Gould Frazier, Republican, 90,593 votes
 3.41%
Ted Shaver, Independent, 7,821 votes
Out of 229,295 votes casts, the margin of victory was 40,288 (17.57%)
In the 12 races we have results for, Philip R. Sharp had a record of 10-2. That includes a record of 10-2 in 12 general elections.