Joan was born in Weisbaden, Germany, the daughter of an Air Force fighter pilot. He served 22 years in three wars. Her mother was a court reporter and legal secretary who worked for the government for 46 years before she retired. Her family moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1964 and her father was killed in Viet Nam a year later. Her mother decided to stay in the midwest and raise her five children. Joan graduated from Derby High School and received a 2-yr degree from Butler County Junior College, and then her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.
After traveling to 26 European countries in 1981, Joan worked for two years on the Wichita Police Department as a traffic investigator. She then worked 17 years as a buyer with the Boeing Company in Wichita, and was privileged to work on Air Force One from 1986-1990. In 1999, Joan took a voluntary layoff from Boeing to stay home with her four sons. For the next six years, she worked part-time in a small business with her husband to design, build and decorated speculative homes for resale. In 2003, she also began a non-profit organization called the Association for Honest Attorneys (A.H.A!) to discourage litigation, improve the legal system, and seek “justice for all.” Joan gave up homebuilding in 2006 when her husband suddenly passed away from a heart attack at age 50. She then continued her volunteer work and for several years, was self-employed as a business consultant. She also took in several homeless young people and assisted them with food, shelter, transportation and finding jobs. After 50 years in Kansas, Joan decided to relocate her business to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. Traveling back and forth, she finally dissolved the A.H.A! in 2019 and became a pre-litigation consultant under the same name. Joan’s efforts are to help people resolve disputes before they turn into lawsuits according to the Bible.
Joan has always paid her taxes and on time, has never filed bankruptcy and recently found out she is 1/16 Choctaw Indian. Her first involvement in politics was when she ran for the B.O.E. in Derby, Kansas in 2005. She then ran for Kansas governor in 2010 and for the United States Senate in 2014 in Oklahoma. Joan is a huge Trump supporter and will switch to Republican if elected, just missed the deadline for converting prior. She feels that the only way to effect change in America is to file lawsuits and get the right people in office. TRUTH is the new politics, and Joan thinks that the common ground for all of us is “The Golden Rule” – love your neighbor as yourself. She believes that the problems in Congress all boil down to the Bible verse that says “You can’t serve God and money” – you can’t have two masters. In general, the people in American want to serve God but the government serves money. Therein lies the problem, which is why she feels we need more true Christians in office. Those who don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk, and will truly represent the people. Joan is one of them, and she cannot and will not be bought. If elected, she fully intends to put children and families first before money. So Joan is riding shotgun in this race, just in case a certain Senator wants to “pass the baton!”