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|MPP for Wellington|
|Preceded by||John McLellan Johnson|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|MPP for Wellington—Halton Hills|
|Preceded by||new district|
|Born||April 8, 1963
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Occupation||Member of Provincial Parliament|
The son of Warren Arnott and Jessie Hawkins, Arnott received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1985 and a diploma in business administration from the same institution in 1986. In 1990, he married Lisa M. McCabe. They have three sons.
Arnott succeeded popular MPP Jack Johnson when he was first elected to the legislature in the election of 1990, defeating New Democrat Dale Hamilton by about 1,300 votes. He was re-elected with a much greater majority in the 1995 election, in which the Progressive Conservatives formed a majority government.
During the 1995 campaign, Arnott was the only Progressive Conservative candidate who refused to sign a pledge sponsored by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. During that campaign, he had refused to make any promises, other than his best efforts if re-elected. As a result, he was not appointed to the Cabinet of the Mike Harris Government.
Arnott currently serves at the Ontario PC Critic to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and as the First Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
He and his family reside in Fergus.
Arnott describes himself as a "moderate conservative", and always puts his constituents first.