The change we need. The voice you deserve.

I am fully dedicated to:
Protecting and funding public education,
Responsible gun safety laws,
Defending our Constitutional freedoms – for everyone.

Hello. I’m Joni.

Over the course of my lifetime, I often considered running for elected office, but life’s twists and turns led me in other directions. I believe that I am at a point in my life in which public service feels right. I know I have the experience, insight, and passion to make positive changes for others.

I successfully managed challenging situations in the tax business; built a successful franchise from the ground up, proving my business acumen; and made the transition to working with children, proving my natural gift for teaching.

By electing me, you will have a state representative who will:
~ Defend and fight for public education and its teachers and staff to receive the funding they deserve and need;

~ Strive tirelessly to bring about responsible gun safety laws; and,

~ Protect and defend our Constitutional freedoms for everyone.

I respectfully ask that you join my campaign and vote for me, Joni Cochran.


I believe public education is the key to a well-functioning society and a well-functioning democracy. Tennessee has the resources to create a standard of education that transcends all others.  According to the U.S. Census, our state ranks 45th out of 50 states in the amount of per-student dollars.
We can do better.  We must do better.
To do better, we must elect better leadership in our state government. People without the political will to allocate resources to public education have held the reins too long.


As a responsible gun owner and the grandmother of a fourth grader, I fully support the 2nd Amendment and the rights it conveys to us as citizens of the United States, while also being concerned about her safety in school and all others going about living their lives. But too often, we hear gun restriction opponents claim that any restrictions or regulations concerning guns will infringe on their rights. However, we never hear them talk about the correlating obligation – responsibility.
Rights and responsibility go hand in hand.
Without responsibility, anarchy exists.


Keeping our freedoms, as laid out in our Declaration of Independence, is at the heart of next year’s elections. Republicans like to say that we Democrats are trying to indoctrinate people, which is a lie. They are the ones working to brainwash Americans into their way of thinking by working diligently to distort our country’s history, to limit our young people’s access to books that inform, and to destroy our unalienable rights of equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We must fight to protect our freedoms by empowering the citizens of Tennessee and ensuring that everyone is treated equally.

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition,
it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens
and creates a country where everyone lives in fear
~ President Harry S. Truman

Volunteer Today

We’re always looking for the community’s support to help push our campaign further than we could ever imagine. Does that sound like you? Volunteer today and be a part of change. Join our team of like-minded everyday people who simply want a better world to live in. Where every voice is heard, every hand is held, and every soul is equal.


In order to make a difference in the lives of individuals in Wilson County, it is vital for this campaign to be a success. With this website, brochures, flyers, yard signs, advertising to place, and all of District 46 to canvass, I cannot do this alone. A contribution will help raise the funds needed to get our message out to the public.