Billie Sutton is accustomed to risk and politics. Risk: Billie Sutton went to college and made a name in college rodeo. He came out of the University of South Dakota with more rodeo points than any participant in the sport before him. One risk went bad. He had a rodeo accident that caused lower body paralysis. Politics: Billie Sutton followed his grandfather's example. He ran for the state legislature, became Deputy Minority Leader, then Minority Leader in rapid order. His grandfather's campaign manager is still around. Billie Sutton's grandfather's campaign manager's son is the Sutton Campaign Treasurer.