Jay Arnold is a life-long Oklahoman. He was born in Mooreland, OK and raised in Woodward. He and his family spent many weekends and summers at their lake house at Lake Texoma. Some of my fondest childhood memories are being at the lake skiing, fishing, or riding trails on my ATV.
Mr. Arnold has been a resident of Canadian County for the last 19 years. He began his career in government at the District Attorney’s Office under the leadership of District Attorney, Mike Fields. Jay worked for 15 years in that capacity as a supervisor over the probation and restitution divisions. He served on the board of directors for the District Attorney’s Association as the state representative of the divisions in which he was chairman in 2013 and 2014. He was awarded the Outstanding Public Service Award in 2018. Leaving the District Attorney’s Office was not an easy decision. I felt led to take my leadership to the next level but I didn’t know exactly what that looked like. Being a man of faith, I continued to pray for guidance.
As fate would have it, an opportunity came open in the County Clerk’s Finance Division that led to becoming the Financial Deputy for the Canadian County Treasurer.
Mr. Arnold committed to running for County Treasurer in February of 2020. I enjoyed my time getting out to meet the people of our county and the leaders of our communities. After two years campaigning, Jay became the Canadian County Treasurer-Elect on April 15th, 2022. It is a privilege and honor to serve in this capacity. I am committed to serving the citizens with integrity, character, honesty and transparency. I am grateful and humbled to be your county treasurer.
Mr. Arnold is a long-time member of Life Church Yukon Campus. He has been married for 19 years and has two children, ages 14 and 12.