|U.S. House, Tennessee, District 7|
|Bachelor's||Auburn University (1996)|
|Master's||Ohio State (1999)|
|J.D.||Vanderbilt University Law School (2012)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||2002 - 2009|
|Place of birth||July 22, 1974|
|Profession||Former non-commissioned office in United States Army|
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Jack Arnold was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee.
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 expected to receive his law degree in May 2012.
In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Arnold stated:
"My primary goal is a non-partisan 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."
- See also: Tennessee's 7th congressional district elections, 2012
Arnold was defeated by incumbent Marsha Blackburn. Arnold ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing 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
|| Credo Amouzouvik
||Marsha Blackburn Incumbent
|| Howard Switzer
|| William Akin
|| Jack Arnold
|| Lenny Ladner
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
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.
|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|
- ↑ Findthedata.org "FEC candidates" Accessed Janaury 24, 2012
- ↑ Campaign website "About Me" Accessed January 24, 2012
- ↑ Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, January 24, 2012
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
- ↑ 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