Rich Arnold

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Richard D. Arnold
Richard D. Arnold - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 72nd district
91st (1995-2003)
Assumed office
January 9, 1995
Personal details
Born (1945-02-09) February 9, 1945 (age 72)
Russell, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cheryl
Residence Russell, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa
Occupation State Representative

Richard D. "Rich" Arnold (born February 9, 1945) is an Iowa State Representative from the 72nd District. He was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1994.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Arnold was raised in Russell, Iowa. He obtained his degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.[2]



Arnold has served on several committees in the Iowa House - the Local Government committee; the Natural Resources committee; and the Transportation committee. His prior political experience includes serving on the Lucas County Board of Supervisors from 1987-1994 and also on the Russell City Council.[2]

Arnold was re-elected in 2006 with 6,117 votes (60%), defeating Democratic opponent Buzz Malone.[3]


He is also a farmer and co-owner of Arnold Farm and Trucking.[2]


He is an active member of the following organizations:


Arnold is married to his wife Cheryl and together they have five children and eight grandchildren.[2]


  1. ^ "Rich Arnold - Biography". Iowa House of Representatives. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Arnold announces reelection bid". Journal Express. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2006. 

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
91st District
1995 – 2003
Succeeded by
David Heaton
Preceded by
Janet Petersen
72nd District
2003 – present
Succeeded by