Lisa Billy

Lisa Billy

Seat: #5

Lineal Ancestors:

  • Parents, Frank and Beverly Jones Johnson
  • Paternal grandparents, Homer and Evelyn Ward Johnson
  • Maternal grandparents, AD and Beatrice Jackson Jones
  • Brother, Frank Johnson, Jr.

Tribal Involvement:

  • Served two terms on the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature, 1996-2002

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, double major, Business Merchandising and Arts, Northeastern State University (1989)
  • Master’s Degree in Education, University of Oklahoma (1992)

Career:

  • Oklahoma House of Representatives District 42, (2004-2016)
  • Chickasaw Nation Legislature (1996-2002)
  • Peacemakers, Inc. (1988-1995)
  • Purcell Art Studio, Owner (1989-1994)

Committees:

  • Floor Leader, Oklahoma House of Representatives
  • Deputy Whip and Vice Chair of the Republican Caucus
  • Appropriation Chairman, A&B Public Safety
  • Appropriation Chairman, A&B Higher Education
  • Committee Chairman, Federal-Tribal Relations
  • Agriculture, Wildlife & Environment
  • Appropriations & Budget
  • General Government
  • Joint Senate Committee on Appropriations and Budget
  • Long-term Care & Senior Services
  • Transportation, Family and Human Resources
  • Southern Oklahoma Redistricting Subcommittee

Accomplishments:

  • Formed the Native American Caucus in the Oklahoma legislature
  • Received the Kate Barnard Award in 2012 for her work on prison reformation policies
  • State Trooper Association Legislator of the Year, 2012
  • OPEA Legislator of the Year, 2010
  • Inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year in 2007
  • Inducted into the NSU Hall of Fame
  • Received the Institute of Child Advocacy Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Honored with the “Oklahoma Spirit” Award
  • Girl Scouts of the USA “Woman of Distinction” Award

Goals:

  • My goal as your Pontotoc District legislator is to always be proactive on your behalf. I will be active in creating and shepherding quality legislation through the legislature. It all comes down to great service to the Chickasaws of Pontotoc District

Family and Activities/hobbies:

  • My husband, Phillip and I have been married for 25 years. We have three children, Masheli (US Army), Nahinli (Army National Guard) and Anoli (a high school student).
  • We enjoy hunting, tribal dancing, stickball and serving and traveling with the ministry “Nations United.”