A lifelong Kansan, born and raised in McPherson, Kelly Arnold is committed to serving and bettering his home state. After graduating from McPherson High School, Kelly earned degrees in Business Management and Finance from Tabor College.
Kelly knows service is what representing Kansans is ultimately about. He is committed to serving you with efficient government and lessened regulatory burden to allow Kansas families to reach their potential.
Kelly has spent his career in the finance industry and public service. First elected Sedgwick County Clerk in 2008, Kelly is serving his third term. Kelly is a member of the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association, a network representing the clerks and elections officials in Kansas’ 105 counties. While serving as Clerk, he earned the designation of Certified Master County Clerk, from the WSU Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs.
Kelly serves on the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System Board, the Board of Directors at Hillsboro State Bank, and is a 16-year member of Sons of the American Legion Post 366, Hillsboro.
A fifth-generation Kansan, Kelly makes his home in Wichita where he is a member of Pathway Church.
As Sedgwick County Clerk, Kelly has firsthand experience in providing quality, efficient service to Kansans and in supporting elections officials across the state. The office of the Clerk is entrusted with a budget of over $1 million in taxpayer dollars and annually processes over 74,000 real-estate transactions. In his first two terms, Kelly returned over $400,000 taxpayer dollars while maintaining the quality, professional service Sedgwick County taxpayers expect and deserve. The County Clerk is tasked with securing the public's access to proceedings, transactions and reports of the county's governing board, as well as real property ownership transfers within Sedgwick County. Under Kelly’s leadership, the office has digitized nearly one million individual property records. These records have been organized, cataloged and placed into a searchable electronic database which is accessed by the public daily for property ownership research.
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