David J. “Dave” Arnold, Jr. (R48) Dauphin (Part), Lebanon and York (Part) Counties 2020-2021
David J. “Dave” Arnold, Jr., born Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1971, Lebanon County, son of David and Betty Arnold; Cedar Crest High School, 1989; Kutztown University (B.S.), criminal justice, 1993; Widener University School of Law (J.D.), 1996; attorney; Assistant District Attorney, Lebanon County, 1996-2002; attorney, Feeman, Mesics and Hopstetter; Lebanon Public Defenders’ Office, 2002-2006; Lebanon County District Attorney, 2006-2020; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2020-2021; married, Alicia, daughter, Reese; died, January 17, 2021 (aged 49), while in office of the Senate; Burial location unknown.
Widener University School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty, 2001; Certificate of Appreciation from the Pennsylvania National Guard Counterdrug Program, 2010. Kutztown University Department of Criminal Justice Outstanding Alumni Award, 2017; admitted, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, December 5, 1996; admitted, Supreme Court, United States, December 16, 2002
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special Election, 48th district, Dauphin (Part), Lebanon and York (Part) Counties, January 14, 2020; committee assignments, Education, Finance, Game and Fisheries, Intergovernmental Operations, State Government; died January 17, 2021, while in office of the Senate.
Delivered an emotional address on the Senate Floor presenting his authored SR333 (Recognizing June 2020 as 'Cancer Survivors Recognition Month').
The Pennsylvania Manual, (2019-2020). Mattos, S., (Editor). (Volume 124) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-34, 3-38; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-14.