Joni (Jones) Albrecht was born and raised in Sarpy County where she served on the Papillion City Council for 8 years and on the Sarpy County Board for 4 years. Professionally, Joni worked in the automobile industry as an employee of Huber Chevrolet and Cadillac for 33 years. In 2010 Joni married Mike Albecht and moved to Thurston County where she became involved in agriculture.
Married to a fourth generation farmer, Joni shares in the day-to-day operation of their farm which includes a cow/calf operation, a small feedlot, corn and soybeans. Joni is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Emerson, the Women's Legion Auxiliary in Emerson, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation and many other organizations in her area.
Joni and her husband Mike have six grown children and 9 grandchildren.