Jeff Arnold

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Not to be confused with Jeff Arnold (Internet entrepreneur) or the cricketer Geoff Arnold.
Jeff Arnold
Louisiana Louisiana House of Representatives District 102 (Algiers section of New Orleans)
In office
April 2002 – January 11, 2016
Preceded by Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Succeeded by Gary Carter, Jr.
Personal details
Born Jeffery James Arnold
(1967-06-26) June 26, 1967 (age 49)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Southeastern Louisiana University
Occupation Businessman
Religion Roman Catholic

Jeffery James Arnold, known as Jeff Arnold (born July 26, 1967), is a senior vice president of First NBC Bank in New Orleans, Louisiana. The outgoing dean of the Louisiana House of Representatives, he represented District 102, which encompasses the Algiers neighborhood. Arnold was first sent to the House in a special election held on April 6, 2002.[1] He was hence term-limited and was ineligible to seek a fourth four-year term in the 2015 legislative elections. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for the District 7 seat in the Louisiana State Senate, which encompasses parts of the west bank of Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes.

Life and career[edit]

Arnold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in management/marketing/finance from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He is a fellow of the Loyola University New Orleans Institute of Politics and a member of the New Orleans Police Foundation. He is Roman Catholic and a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church and the Catholic men's organization, the Knights of Columbus[1]

In his first election, he received 65.8 percent of the vote over four other Democratic candidates.[2] In his most recent election on October 22, 2011, he polled 81.2 percent of the vote over an intraparty rival named Carlos Williams.[3]

Arnold has served as the Chairman of the House Commerce Committee (2008-12) and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (2012-present).

Arnold is a member of the Baptist Hospital Board of Governors, Holy Cross College Board of Advisors and Chairman of the Algiers Development District.

Because of House term limits, Arnold was a candidate in the November 21, 2015 runoff election for the state Senate. He was defeated by fellow Democrat Troy Carter, a former member of the New Orleans City Council.[4] Carter received 12,935 votes (56.8 percent); Arnold, 9,852 (43.2 percent).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Representative Jeffery J. "Jeff" Arnold". Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Results for Election Date: 4/6/2002". Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Results for Election Date: 10/22/2011". Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results for Election Date: 10/24/2015". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Results for Election Date: 11/21/2015". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Louisiana State Representative from District 102 (Algiers section of New Orleans)

Jeffery James "Jeff" Arnold

Succeeded by
Gary Carter, Jr.