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.
- 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% of the vote. He competed against Suzanne M. Lockert-Mash, Steve Powers, and Jerry V. Smith.
Arnold was defeated by incumbent Marsha Blackburn. 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.
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Marsha Blackburn Incumbent||71%||182,730|
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
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."
|Jack Arnold (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$1,330.27||$4,502.20||$(4,571.36)||$1,259.11|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$1,330.27||$4,502.20||$(4,571.36)||$1,259.11|
- TN Courts.gov, "Trial Court Judges"
- TN Courts.gov, "Circuit, Criminal & Chancery Courts"
- TN Courts.gov, "Tennessee Judicial District Map"
- Jack Arnold for Judge
- Go Vote TN, "August 7, 2014 Unofficial Election Results," accessed August 7, 2014
- Campaign website, "About Me" accessed January 24, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
- Findthedata.org, "FEC candidates" accessed January 24, 2012
- Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, January 24, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Jack Arnold's Summary Report," accessed August 10, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Jack Arnold April Quarterly," accessed August 10, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Jack Arnold Quarterly," accessed August 10, 2012