Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez Receives “The Chick”

Jan 27, 2023
Members of the Washington Congressional delegation present Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez with “The Chick.”

Today, as part of longstanding bipartisan Washington congressional delegation tradition, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) received “The Chick” from Rep. Marilyn Strickland (WA-10).

“I’m honored to join such a collaborative and spirited delegation and I’m equally honored to have this gimlet-eyed monstrosity to hang in my office,” said Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez.

About “The Chick”

“The Chick ” was first presented to Rep. Joel Pritchard (WA-01) in 1972 as a gift for his office. He didn’t like the painting, but he hung it on the wall in his office. Then, he re-gifted it to Rep. Norman Dicks (WA-06) in 1976, who re-gifted it to Rep. Mike Lowry (WA-07) in 1979, and so on. 

Now, “The Chick” is passed on to each new member of the delegation with each member’s signature on the back.

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