Jay Arnold is a life-long Oklahoman and a Republican serving as your county treasurer. 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 20 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.
I began serving as your county treasurer on July 1, 2022, and it is a privilege and honor to serve in this capacity. I am committed to serving the citizens with integrity, character, honesty, and transparency.
Mr. Arnold is a long-time member of Life Church, Yukon Campus. He has been married for 21 years and has two children, ages 15 and 13. Jay is a member of the Treasurer's Association of Oklahoma, and the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and is certified in Public Funds Investment Management. Mr. Arnold currently serves as a trustee for the Candian Valley Technology Center Foundation, is the Treasurer for the Okarche Educational Foundation, and serves on the Education Committee for the County Treasurer's Association of Oklahoma.