PROVEN CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP
Sheila grew up in Vinita, where her family owned a multi-generational funeral service business for over 100 years. After graduating from high school, Sheila was offered a scholarship to play golf at Oklahoma State University, where she had a successful career on the course and in the classroom graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Following college, she has focused on real estate investing and owned a retail home design store and business while raising her daughter and nurturing a blended family with special needs. Sheila is currently an MBA student at OSU-Tulsa.
Sheila is a former President of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association. She founded a 501c(3) non-profit for at-risk youth in an area of South Tulsa with high crime and poverty called Tulsa Midnight Basketball for which she is currently serving as the Executive Director. She has also served on local, state and national boards of directors, including the First Tee, the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame, The South Tulsa Community House, The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Benevolent Fund and The American Cancer Society. Sheila is a strong supporter of the Collegiate Women’s Golf Ministry. She has chaired many committees, events, and fundraisers. Sheila is a member of the Jenks Optimist Club and a founding member of the new GOP Women’s Club of South Tulsa United.
Sheila was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2018 representing South Tulsa, Jenks and Bixby. In 2018, she was appointed Assistant Majority Floor Leader as a Freshman. In 2019, she was elected by the House Republican Caucus as Leader of the Majority Caucus. She has served on the Common Education Committee, Health Services and Long- Term Care Committee, Sub-Appropriations for Human Services Committee and Tourism Committee. In 2021 she was appointed as Vice-Chair of Government Oversight and Accountable and appointed to the committees of Appropriations and Budget, Education Appropriations, Utilities and County and Municipal Government. Over the past two years, Sheila led the way on public school financial transparency and accountability resulting in millions of dollars being redirected to students from excessive administrative costs. She has passed many bills on education, mental health care, substance abuse, foster care, government efficiency and Covid related legislation.
Sheila was blessed to be married to the love of her life, Joey Dills for 27 years before he passed away from cancer in 2019. Their daughter, Annie, is married and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Bio-Medicine at OU Health Science Center. Their oldest son, William, is married and is an attorney in Houston, Texas. Their youngest son, Joey, is a special-needs adult who lives in Tulsa. Sheila has two precious granddaughters, Isabelle and Mallory, and grandson Remington who was born in 2020.