Influence of Motherhood

Lisa Billy

Even when Lisa Billy is at the capitol and her children are in school, she is still heavily influenced by her role as a mother. She doesn't let her dual roles detract from one another. Instead, she utilizes the compassion and attention she has developed through motherhood to allow her to more easily see through the eyes of a diverse group of constituents.

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