The Chickasaw Nation Legislative Department

Back (L to R): J. Lisa Impson, Scott Wood, David Woerz, Toby Perkins, Steve Woods, Derrick Priddy, Beth Alexander
Front (L to R): Linda Briggs, Nancy Elliott, Lisa Billy, Dr. Karen Goodnight, Shana Tate Hammond, Connie Barker


The Chickasaw Nation Legislature is composed of 13 members, elected from the Chickasaw Nation’s four legislative districts: Panola, Pickens, Pontotoc and Tishomingo.

Members of the Tribal Legislature are citizens and registered voters of the Chickasaw Nation at least 25 years of age who have lived within the Chickasaw Nation for at least one year and their respective district for at least six months prior to being elected to office.

Once elected, they must remain residents of their elected district during the tenure of their office, which is up for reelection every three years.

The Chickasaw Legislature is structured much like the U.S. Legislature with scheduled sessions, committees, the formation of procedures and regulations, the approval of budgets and the establishment of law.

Legislative Building

801 N. Mississippi
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

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Chickasaw Tribal Legislature

P.O. Box 2669
Ada, Oklahoma 74821
(580) 436-1460