|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 3|
|2012 - present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
Arnold's professional experience includes working as a pastor at The Vineyard, a church in Booneville, Mississippi; and an administrator at the Vine Christian Academy.
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Arnold served on the following committees:
|Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Banking and Financial Services|
|• Conservation and Water Resources|
|• Youth and Family Affairs|
Arnold's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Spurring job growth
- Protecting 2nd Amendment rights
- Requiring photo identification to vote
- Promoting alternative energy
- Limiting illegal immigration
- Preserving family values
- Keeping taxes low.
On November 8, 2011, Arnold won election to District 3 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Democrat Tommy Cadle in the November 8 general election.
District 3 was targeted by the GOP as a possible pickup in its attempt to flip the state House to Republican control for the first time. He was first elected to the chamber in Reconstruction. The Mississippi GOP's push hoped to mirror successful efforts in other southern states, including North Carolina and Louisiana, to break the last vestiges of the old Democratic "solid south."
|Mississippi House of Representatives, District 3 General Election, 2011|
In 2011, Arnold received $62,610 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to William Arnold's campaign in 2011|
|Mississippi House Republican Conference||$7,000|
|Mississippi Republican Party||$5,500|
|Prentiss County Republicans||$4,000|
|Home Builders Association Of Mississippi||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$62,610|
|Total Votes received in 2011||3,899|
|Cost of each vote received||$16.06|
In 2011, Arnold's endorsements included the Mississippi Tea Party. The 3rd is one of 10 districts the Tea Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as necessary to win in order to gain conservative control of the House.
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- William Arnold for Mississippi House, "Accomplishments," accessed July 22, 2011
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "2011 Election Results," accessed March 23, 2014
- RealClearPolitics, "Tea party targets some Dem seats in Miss. House," August 10, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Mississippi 2011 - Candidates," accessed February 13, 2014
- Y'all Politics, "Mississippi Tea Party To Target 10 Seats," September 6, 2011
|Mississippi House of Representatives District 3
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