OK House District: HD 37
Party Affiliation: Republican
Joe Vaden has deep roots in House District 37 as a fifth generation Oklahoman. His mom grew up in Pawhuska, and his dad grew up in Foraker and Shidler. Born and raised in Ponca City, Joe is raising his own kids in his hometown with his loving wife Marie. Joe has experienced everything rural life has to offer – from tending to horses at his grandpa’s house to learning to drive on the gravel back roads of Osage county with his dad. He learned to shoot a rifle by age 10, finished Hunters Safety Training at 11, and bagged his first whitetail by age 13. Joe has been in the IT field since early 1995, worked in remote site support for ConocoPhillips in the early 2000’s, started a small IT consulting business and worked as an IT contractor for an Oklahoma higher education agency. After running his business for nearly 20 years, Joe changed gears in 2021 and is now currently an IT administrator and commercial construction estimator for a local roofing company. Joe and Marie have been married for 23 years and have four wonderful children – two graduates of Po-Hi and two more still attending public school. Marie, who’s been a Registered Nurse for 15 years, works at the local hospital. Joe has volunteered to coach many sports teams for his kids, nephew and godson, and he’s known among his friends as the guy who will help with almost anything.