Mary Peltola is an American politician and former tribal judge

Mary Peltola was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 31, 1973

Mary Peltola's father, Ward Sattler, moved to Alaska to work as a pilot and teacher

Mary Peltola's mother, Elizabeth "LizAnn" Piicigaq Williams, is Yup'ik from Kwethluk

Peltola studied elementary education at the University of Northern Colorado

In 1995, Peltola won the Miss National Congress of American Indians pageant.

In 1998, Peltola was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives

Since 2017, Peltola has served as executive director of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Mary Peltola has reaffirmed her place as Alaska’s sole representative to the House of Representatives