Biography

Joan was born in Weisbaden, Germany, the daughter of an Air Force F-105 pilot. He served a total of 22 years in three wars. Her mother was a government court reporter and legal secretary for 46 years before retiring. In 1965 when she was 10, Joan’s father was killed in Viet Nam. Her mother decided to stay in the Midwest and raise her five children. Joan graduated from junior college, then received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.

After traveling to 26 foreign countries, she served two years on the police force as a traffic investigator. She then worked a total of 17 years as a buyer at the Boeing Company, receiving a Secret Clearance to procure parts for Air Force One from 1986-1990. In 1999, Joan took a voluntary layoff to stay home with her four sons. She began a small homebuilding business with her husband which continued for six years until his death in 2006.


In 2003, she also founded a non-profit organization to improve the legal system and help people find lawyers they could trust. Joan has been self-employed as a business consultant with Improv Business Consulting since 2011. Her efforts are to resolve disputes before they turn into lawsuits and offer solutions according to the Bible. In the past three years, Joan has also taken in homeless and disabled young people, assisting them with food, clothing, transportation, resumes and finding jobs. Her four sons are now grown, and now it’s time for her to go to Washington and FIGHT – for the people!

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Political Activity


  • Worked with Kansas legislature on school funding issues.

  • Ran for Board of Education in Derby, Kansas.

  • Ran for Kansas governor as a Republican against Senator Sam Brownback

  • Took 8 pro se cases to the U.S. Supreme Court affecting all Americans.

Accomplishments

PRESIDENT, IMPROV BUSINESS CONSULTING
2012 - Successfully resolved a 12-year business dispute that saved a client $9,000,000+

PRESIDENT, HEFFINGTON HOMES, INC. / C.E.O., ASSOCIATION FOR HONEST ATTORNEYS
2006 – Selected NRCC Businesswoman of the Year
2005 – Selected NRCC Businesswoman of the Year
2004 – Recipient of Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
2004 – Selected Businesswoman of the Year by the NRCC
2003 - Founded Association for Honest Attorneys (A.H.A!), a non-profit organization to discourage litigation and improve legal system
2003 – Wrote and published TEN SECRETS You Must Know Before Hiring a Lawyer
2003 – Selected NRCC Businesswoman of the Year
2003 – Recipient of National Leadership Award as NRCC Honorary Chairman
2001 - Honored as Who’s Who Among Professionals and Executives
2000 - Successful completion of Real Estate Licensee and Broker Exams
1999 – Received General Contractor’s license

THE BOEING COMPANY
1998 - Created a company-wide ordering method to reduce shortages saving $500,000 annually
1995 - Changed a commodity from make to buy saving $2,100,000 annually
1991 - Developed terms and conditions guidelines and placed first term order contract for hardware saving $100,000
1987 – Secret Clearance granted to procure interiors for Air Force One from 1986-1990