Jodey Arrington is a proven leader and a lifelong conservative who is committed to fighting for the people of West Texas. His principles of faith, family and hard work run deep.
A graduate of Plainview High School, Jodey attended Texas Tech University earning a BA in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Through the years, his ability to tackle tough issues and achieve results for our country, state, and local communities have taken him from the South Plains, to Austin, to the White House, and back again. His experience includes advising then Gov. George W. Bush on appointments to state boards and commissions, and recruiting conservative business leaders from across the state to provide oversight and accountability to agencies responsible for agriculture, higher education, healthcare, and criminal justice.
He later became an Advisor to President Bush in the White House, responsible for helping assemble President Bush’s leadership team in critical areas such as agriculture, water, and energy.
After leaving the White House, Jodey served as Chief of Staff to the FDIC Chairman and Amarillo native, Don Powell, where he was actively involved in helping cut millions of dollars in waste and inefficiencies, reducing regulatory burdens on community banks, and passing the U.S. deposit insurance reform.
In 2007, Jodey’s leadership focused on the Texas Tech University System, serving as Chief of Staff to Chancellor and former Congressman, Kent Hance. He was later appointed as Vice Chancellor of Research and Commercialization, where he was instrumental in the record growth of the Texas Tech University System. He also helped bring jobs and millions of dollars in economic development to West Texas, increasing technology commercialization, and fostering strong ties with the local business community. After his role at Texas Tech, Jodey moved to the private sector in his role as President of Scott Laboratories Inc., a company responsible for commercializing healthcare innovations, including a new telemedicine venture.
In January 2017, Jodey became only the fifth representative to serve the 19th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since its creation in 1935. In Congress, Jodey is a tireless advocate for significantly cutting government spending, ensuring a strong national defense, and protecting the freedoms we all richly deserve. He has proven to be a voice for conservative values and a leader among his colleagues.
He was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity for the 115th Congress. In this role, Arrington is working to ensure veterans have opportunities for employment after deployment. In addition to his subcommittee chairmanship on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Jodey serves on the Agriculture and Budget committees.
Jodey lives in Lubbock with his wife, Anne, and their three children. They are active members of their local church where Jodey teaches Sunday school and serves as an elder. He also serves on numerous boards and committees related to Christian ministry, economic development, and renewable energy.