Jack Arnold

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Jack Arnold
Court Information:
Title:   Former judicial candidate
Personal History
Law School:   Vanderbilt University, 2012
Military service:   U.S. Army
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Twenty-Third Circuit Court
Position:  Division III
State:  Tennessee
Election information 2014:
Party:   Independent
Incumbent:  No
Election date:  8/7/2014
Election vote:  14.6%DefeatedD

Jack Arnold was a 2014 candidate for the Twenty-Third Circuit Court Division III in Tennessee.[1]


In 2002, Arnold entered the Delayed Entry Program of the U.S. Army and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. After completing his active duty, Arnold was honorably discharged in May 2009. He then began attending law school at Vanderbilt University on the post-9/11 GI Bill. He received his law degree in May 2012.[2]



See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2014
Arnold ran for election to the Twenty-Third Circuit Court.
General: He was defeated in the general election on August 7, 2014, after receiving 14.6 percent of the vote. He competed against Suzanne M. Lockert-Mash, Steve Powers, and Jerry V. Smith.[1]


See also: Tennessee's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Arnold was defeated by incumbent Marsha Blackburn.[3] Arnold ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 7th District. Arnold ran as an Independent. He faced incumbent Marsha Blackburn (R), William Akin (I), Credo Amouzouvik (D) and Lenny Ladner (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Credo Amouzouvik 24% 61,679
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn Incumbent 71% 182,730
     Green Howard Switzer 1.8% 4,640
     Independent William Akin 1.1% 2,740
     Independent Jack Arnold 1.7% 4,256
     Independent Lenny Ladner 0.5% 1,261
Total Votes 257,306
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign themes

In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Arnold stated:

"My primary goal is a nonpartisan one: to reform the way that people are elected to public office in the United States. I'd like to concentrate on measures designed to close the revolving door between Congress and the world of lobbying Congress. I'd like to see reform directed at eliminating money from the campaign process: for example, by providing a robust public campaign financing alternative for candidates to the U.S. House and Senate. As an intermediary step along the route to reform, I would support measures to impose term limits on members of Congress through calling for Constitutional amendments to that effect."[5]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Arnold's reports.[6]

Jack Arnold (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$1,330.27$4,502.20$(4,571.36)$1,259.11
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2012$1,330.27$4,502.20$(4,571.36)$1,259.11
Running totals

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