Here at USCHS, we’re fond of Washington Rep. Norm Dicks, not least because he has spoken at several of our youth forums (when local high schoolers come to the Capitol and hear/question members of Congress and staffers).

Dicks has been a member since 1977, but he’s retiring this year, so we’re not influencing any elections by showing you this:

Looking at this button, I realized that surprisingly few of the buttons we’ve included in this series feature stars. Maybe that’s the question for the next election cycle: iconography. How do button designers signify patriotism, etc.?

Click here for the first post in this series.