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William Arnold
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 3
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
(dead link) Campaign website
William Tracy Arnold is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


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.

Committee assignments


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

Note: Arnold also served on the Select Committee on Select Committee on Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency.


Campaign themes


Arnold's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Spurring job growth
  • Protecting 2nd Amendment rights
  • Requiring photo identification to vote
  • Promoting alternative energy
  • Limiting illegal immigration
  • Preserving family values
  • Keeping taxes low.



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

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.[2]

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."[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 3 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Arnold 52.7% 3,899
     Democratic Tommy Cadle 47.3% 3,496
Total Votes 7,395

Campaign donors


In 2011, Arnold received $62,610 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Arnold's campaign in 2011
Improve Mississippi$8,196
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.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
William McCoy
Mississippi House of Representatives District 3
2012 – Present
Succeeded by