Connie has served in the Chickasaw Nation Tribal Legislature since being first elected in 2008. She is a member of the Legislative, Human Resources, Education, Health, and Tribal Historical Preservation committees. Mrs. Barker is currently attending Murray State College as a full-time student through Ardmore Higher Education Center to obtain an Associate’s degree in history. She has many leadership positions in addition to serving in the Chickasaw Nation legislature – member of the Marietta Public School Board of Education, President of the Love County Chamber of Commerce, and a Board member of the Oklahoma Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA). In her spare time, Mrs. Barker enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.