Four pins, all for state level office in the state of Illinois. Three of them share Howlett as the candidate of record. Howlett held several state offices during his career, and ran a failed campaign for governor in 1976.
Two pins for national election, on to the House of Representatives, one to the Senate. US Senate pin is for Dick Durbin, still serving. House of Representative pin is for Stephens. Stephens resigned his office in 2011.
Several more government and campaign buttons, including buttons on single issue campaigns. Examples include buttons supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, and reading 'No New Liquor Tax'. The collection also includes census buttons from 1990 and…
Several political campaign buttons, primarily relating to Republican candidates in Presidential elections. Items include:
Buttons from the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans.
Ronald Reagan .
George H W Bush 1988
Numerous political buttons produced to support Republican candidates for Illinois state offices. Items include supporting Ryan for Governor, Jerry Weller for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 11th congressional district.