FFL is committed to our motto, looking forward while keeping an eye on tradition. We firmly believe that America’s future is bright, which is why each Wednesday we strive to provide politically-minded young women with powerful, courageous, and inspiring role models. This week is no exception, and we are happy to feature American lawyer, politician, and activist, Cleta Mitchell, as our Weekly Conservative Woman.

Cleta Mitchell is a partner and political law attorney in DC, where she advises nonprofit and issue organizations, corporations, candidates, campaigns, and individuals on state and federal campaign finance law, election law, and compliance issues related to lobbying, ethics and financial disclosure. With over 40 years of experience under her belt, Cleta displays a refreshing amount of dedication towards her profession and passion.

During her 40+ years, Ms. Mitchell has been a part of many significant events, including a 2002 Supreme Court case in which she served as co-counsel for the National Rifle Association. She has taught dozens of seminars regarding federal lobbying and ethics law, and in 2008, she authored The Lobbying Compliance Handbook. Ms. Mitchell was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1976-1984 where she chaired the House Appropriations and Budget Committee, and these accomplishments only begin to represent all that she has done in her career.

We chose Cleta as our WCW because she demonstrates just how far you can go when you truly devote yourself to something, and here at FFL, we truly hope that our readers are able to emulate the qualities we admire most in our Weekly Conservative Women. Luckily for us, the ambition displayed by Cleta Mitchell is a trait we know each and every one of our readers possess.

Danielle B
Danielle is a conservative political consultant who aides organizations in communicating their big ideas and empowering leaders. She works with a multitude of organizations, most notably including the American Conservation Coalition, OUTSET Network, and Future Female Leaders. Danielle can't explain why she doesn't need feminism, she's too busy succeeding without it. She likes coffee, capitalism, and proving people wrong.

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