First Female Native American Congresswoman in District

Lisa Billy

Lisa Billy is not only the first female congressman in her district— she is also the first Indian. While this is a tremendous honor, Billy believes that implicit in it is a great responsibility —not only to her constituents, but to women and Native Americans everywhere.

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Mother and Representative

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Lisa Billy says the biggest challenge to her credibility has been being a "housewife" and mother.

Overcoming Obstacles

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Though the career of any public official is filled with challenges, Lisa Billy's Chickasaw heritage keeps her from being discouraged.

Passions in Legislature

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Chief among Lisa Billy's priorities in the legislature are two things.

Overcoming Labels in Politics

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Campaigning door to door, Lisa Billy came to the harsh realization that in politics, it was still very much a man's world.