Welcome to my website. I am humbled and honored to represent my community at the Statehouse. I look forward to the upcoming session where my focus will be getting Hoosiers the high quality jobs that they deserve, and building a better future for Hoosier families. I will serve District 74 as your voice on the House floor, and hope to continue the efforts of building an economic environment that attracts high quality jobs to Indiana.
House District 74: Dubois, Spencer, Perry, Crawford and Orange
Address: 200 West Washington Street, Suite 401-2, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Occupation: Executive Director of Economic Development in Orange County
Statehouse phone number: 1(800) 382-9841
Rep. Lloyd Arnold has been a resident of District 74 his entire life and is a member of the 118th General Assembly freshman class. He was raised in Crawford County and now raises a family there with his wife, Jody, a Perry County native. Rep. Arnold graduated from Perry Central High School in 1992, where his father taught.
After graduation, Rep. Arnold went on to join the U.S. Army and later joined the Indiana National Guard. During his service in the National Guard, he attended Oakland City University where he studied Business Management and earned a commission as an officer. Rep. Arnold was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1998, and in 2003 he served the Indiana National Guard in Iraq as an executive officer. Rep. Arnold has also served eight years as a reserve sheriff’s deputy in District 74, and now serves on the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department Merit Board.
During his service in the National Guard, Rep. Arnold was employed by Toyota in Princeton as part of the Quality Management Team. Using the experience gained from that position, Rep. Arnold made the decision to open his own businesses in 2007. While serving in the Statehouse, Rep. Arnold sold his business and is now helping entrepreneurs succeed as the executive director of Orange County Economic Development Partnership. Rep. Arnold is also a licensed real estate broker.
Rep. Arnold makes sure that his involvement in his children’s schools is always a top priority. He has enjoyed coaching youth football for the last 10 years, and is the varsity assistant coach staff at Crawford County High School. Rep. Arnold also coaches elementary basketball and track. Rep. Arnold also serves as a precinct committeeman and has been a member of the Crawford County Little League Board for the last 10 years. He also serves on the board of directors for the Crawford County Community Foundation.
Rep. Arnold and his wife have been married for 20 years and have four sons: Tristan, Taten, Trenton and Tanner. They are members of Hillview Christian Church.
House District 74 includes all of Perry and Crawford counties and portions of Spencer, Dubois and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
STATEHOUSE (Oct. 11, 2017) – “It has been both an honor and a privilege to serve Southern Indiana as a state representative for the past five years. During my time in the General Assembly, I worked on legislation to protect Hoosiers’ safety, grow our economy and support the hardworking law enforcement officers of our state. I have always been a strong advocate for the Department of Natural Resources and its mission to protect and enhance our vast resources. I am optimistic about my new role with the DNR, and I look forward to continuing my public service in this new position.”
For students considering college and post-secondary education, the cost of schooling is often a major factor. Fortunately, there are various forms of assistance available and ways to save in order to prepare for the expense of college.
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to and end domestic violence. On average, there are nearly 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide each and every day. While it is incredibly important for these individuals to seek out helpful services, it is unacceptable there are still so many men, women and children involved in domestic violence situations on a daily basis. In Indiana, we can help reduce this number through raising awareness and implementing policies to protect the Hoosiers who are facing these circumstances.
Excellent teachers help our young Hoosiers develop into strong leaders. Studies show that high-quality, passionate teachers are one of the most important factors in student achievement and can make a major difference in the lives of their students. With the goal of bringing Indiana’s best and brightest into the profession, the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship is available for high-achieving scholars pursuing a career in education.
As you may know, the coasts of Texas and Louisiana were recently victim to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the area. With record-breaking rainfall and wide-spread flooding, fully recovering from the effects of this hurricane will take years. While many Hoosiers have already aided in relief efforts, there’s still time to make donations assisting those impacted while also protecting yourself from potential scammers.
The Indiana House Republicans are offering unique internship opportunities to current college students and recent graduates. The House Republican Internship Program provides a chance to gain hands-on experience while participating in the legislative process at the Indiana Statehouse.
A number of young Hoosiers throughout the state suffer from certain forms of epilepsy that are unresponsive to traditional methods of medical treatment. Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has shown documented effectiveness in managing the symptoms of severe epilepsy in about 80 percent of cases like these. Last month, a law I co-authored went into effect permitting a person to possess CBD oil if they or someone in their care has been diagnosed with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy.
Indiana is consistently ranked as a state with one of the best business climates in the nation. Policies enacted in recent years are creating an environment where businesses and hardworking Hoosiers have an opportunity to succeed. While this is a notable accomplishment, further cutting red tape for Indiana’s job creators is key to making our state an even better place for small businesses to expand and hire more Hoosier workers.
A strong education provides students with the tools they need to become college-and career-ready. Providing Hoosier students with opportunities to excel can lead to a robust workforce who is prepared to take Indiana to the next level. It is encouraging to see Indiana education making headlines for a number of positive reasons this summer, including more young Hoosiers taking challenging courses in high school and completing college.
Food and agricultural production is an integral aspect of Indiana’s legacy. Between farming, processing, storing and hauling, agricultural businesses contribute over $31 billion to the state’s economy and provide more than 245,000 jobs for Hoosiers. Food production businesses play a critical role in Indiana’s strong economy and are a major part of the U.S. food and agriculture system, helping to maintain the country’s position in the global market. Because of the industry’s significance to our state and world, a new Indiana Agriculture Strategic Plan works to improve all aspects of Indiana agriculture throughout the next decade.
Last week, Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced the construction plans for the first five years of the state’s “Next Level Roads” initiative. This initiative is a result of the sustainable and comprehensive infrastructure funding plan passed during the last legislative session and lays out the construction projects set to take place during the initial stage of the 20-year program. Under the Next Level Roads initiative, more than $61 million throughout the next five years will be provided to our local communities for road and bridge projects.
STATEHOUSE (July 14, 2017) – “Over the next five years, more than $61 million will be provided to our local communities for road and bridge projects. This funding was made possible through a comprehensive and responsible funding plan passed during this year’s legislative session. Nearly 416 miles of road lanes and about 40 bridges in this region will be rehabilitated or replaced, and other important infrastructure projects can move forward. These improvements will help maintain the role Southern Indiana plays in making our state the Crossroads of America.”
All Hoosiers deserve to feel safe within their homes and communities. In past years, our area has experienced a slight increase in the number of criminal offenses reported by the Indiana State Police. While this is an unfortunate circumstance, there are actions that can be taken to combat this trend and increase public safety. New laws recently enacted will protect Indiana residents by better identifying dangerous criminals and addressing high-crime areas.
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2017) — State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) was recently selected to serve on the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs.
We have officially reached the start of summer, and there will be plenty of sunny days ahead of us. This time of year is perfect for getting outdoors and discovering all that our state has to offer. Indiana is home to 24 state parks featuring different attractions like dunes, lakes, rivers and caves, offering plenty of places for Hoosiers to explore. If you’re looking to spend your summer close to home, our area offers a number of outdoor adventures for the whole family.
Indiana is currently experiencing high levels of illegal drug use, particularly with meth, heroin and unprescribed opioids. In 2014 alone, there were over 450 deaths related to opioid overdoses in Indiana, while nearly 3,000 Hoosiers had to be hospitalized due to drug use. More Americans die each year from drug overdoses than motor vehicle accidents.
Indiana’s unemployment rate is continuing to fall each month. In general, economists agree that a rate below 5 percent indicates a strong economy. Currently, our statewide unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent. This is lower than the national average of 4.4 percent, and it is lower than all four of our bordering states.
STATEHOUSE (June 5, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb today ceremonially signed into law legislation authored by State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) aiming to reduce fatalities of young Hoosiers riding off-road vehicles.
Recently, Indiana was ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for having the top state government in the country. In addition to receiving this honor, Indiana is being recognized for other noteworthy achievements.
Members of the military and law enforcement officers diligently serve and protect our communities, state and nation. This session I supported legislation that will help these individuals receive benefits they have earned.
STATEHOUSE (May 19, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth).
This session, I supported a number of new laws to enact policies and provide resources in the hopes of protecting Hoosiers throughout the state.
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2017) – The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill authored by State Reps. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) that would expedite teacher licenses for military spouses whose husbands or wives are assigned to a duty station in Indiana.
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