Citing wide-spread concern for her loss Aug. 3, Joan Heffington is now starting a campaign as a “write-in” candidate for the Nov. 2 primary election.
The Derby Republican gubernatorial candidate received only 15 percent of the vote last Tuesday but in a press release Monday claims she has encountered several Kansas who “have expressed disappointment in having to choose between Brownback or Holland for Kansas governor.” Therefore, she has decided to provide voters with another, different, choice for governor.
“She thinks her biggest mistake was letting someone talk her into picking a party back in February, when she was already registered as a “GDI” – a God-driven independent. So she is changing back, because she doesn’t want to let down the 55,000 people who voted for her. Although her name will not appear on the ballot, we are encouraging people to type in her name as a write-in candidate,” the press release stated.
Heffington ran a campaign that ranged in claims from CIA infiltration of Western Kansans to polling residents before approving any legislative action.
In addition to mounting a second campaign, Heffinton also continues to battle a law suit brought against her by Attorney General Steve Six for practicing law without a license. She allegedly helped several people while acting as CEO of the Association of Honest Attorneys and practicing law without the required licensure. Heffington has been ordered to turn over all books and records. She has already informed officials that she intends to plead the fifth on all questions. She remains without representation and is scheduled to be in court August 10 & 20.
In her press release Heffington also noted that her children did not see the harm in practicing law without a license as many people learn trades and use those skills to help others. She also adds that her youngest son has advised her to “do like Rosa Parks did. Become famous.”