Arnold Public Affairs is an Austin, Texas based bipartisan firm specializing in public affairs and advocacy work in Texas, the Southeast United States and Washington, D.C.
Before starting the firm in 1998, Jim Arnold worked in state government in Texas and was involved in political campaigns throughout the United States. Ellen Arnold worked in the field of education for twenty years, the last five as a principal, before joining the firm in 2002 to work with non-profit organizations.
Arnold Public Affairs is an exceptional partner and ambassador for Goodwill Central Texas. They focus on our needs and adopt our passions – all while making it easy for us. The Arnold’s relationships, professional skills, and dogged determination have resulted in the creation of The Excel Center, the first public adult high school in Texas, and a pilot work program for non-violent state jail offenders. Their everyday work changes lives.
Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, Superintendent of Schools (The Excel Center)
Goodwill Central Texas
Arnold Public Affairs represented UPS in Texas for over 10 years. Their work on our behalf was exceptional. Over the last several years they helped UPS develop and implement a strategy to make UPS the leader in alternative fuel vehicles.
UPS Vice President
State Government Affairs, UPS
APA has not only increased our presence at the Capitol and respect by lawmakers, our members’ passion for and participation in advocacy has increased dramatically since Texas PTA partnered with APA in 2006. Ellen Arnold is a professional with a capital ‘P’ and is highly respected by volunteer leaders and staff.
Jim Arnold | September 24, 2018
Around the Capitol / On the Move Rep. Celia Israel has announced she is challenging Rep. Chris Turner for Chair of the House Democratic Caucus....
Jim Arnold | August 20, 2018
Around the Capitol / On the Move Sen. Sylvia Garcia, the Democratic nominee to replace retiring Rep. Gene Green, has announced she will resign her...
Jim Arnold | May 21, 2018
Around the Capitol / On the Move Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) has officially joined the race for Texas Speaker. He joins Reps. John Zerwas, Phil...