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Interview with Adrian Arnold, August 14, 2006

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview with Adrian Arnold, August 14, 2006
Adrian Arnold; interviewee. Christy Bohl; interviewer.
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Arnold (House, 1974-2006, 74th district; Democrat ) talks about his family, growing up during World War II, his memories of the Great Depression and going to school in a one-room school house and his involvement with the Farm Bureau. He reflects on his expectations of serving in the legislature, his first campaign, learning how to work in the legislature, the role of lobbyists, his experience serving during BOPTROT and his views on public financing of elections. Arnold opines on high cost of elections and discusses judicial reform, his work on prison reform, tobacco farming, and diversification of crops, his work on land tax reform, and immigrant workers.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Kentucky
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Great Depression -- Kentucky., World War, 1939-1945., Lobbyists -- Kentucky., Tobacco farms -- Kentucky., Agricultural laborers, foreign -- Kentucky., Kentucky. General Assembly -- Officials and employees -- Discipline., World War II, Farm Bureau, interim committees, campaigning, Great Depression, Korean War, coal mining, Swinford, John, lobbyists, BOPTROT, Election Committee, public financing, Counties Committee, coal impact fund, legislative independence, Toyota Manufacturing (Georgetown, Ky.), lottery, gubernatorial succession, Lithuania, same-sex marriage, health care legislation, Central Kentucky caucus, abortion, court reform, death penalty, tobacco farms, migrant workers, Key Legislation: court reform law, prison reform law, land tax reform, Term/District: House (1974-2006), 74th district, Counties in District:, Bath County (Ky.) -- Nicholas County (Ky.) -- Montgomery County (Ky.)
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