Oklahoma Senate District 6

About Arnold

Bourne Family: Zane, Arnold, Jared, Sydney, Lori, Deanna

Arnold Bourne, a Bryan County Native, graduated from Caddo High School.  He was married to Lori for 34 years before her passing in 2013. Together they have two sons, Jared and his wife Deanna, and Zane and his wife Sydney.  Arnold has four beautiful grandkids that he LOVES to talk about. 

Arnold is proud of his Oklahoma heritage.  In fact, he still lives on his family's farm that has been in the same family for approximately 100 years!

Living to Serve

Bourne is a member of the Parkside Baptist Church and regularly sings with the choir.

He is a lifelong NRA member and volunteer with the organization. Arnold is a certified Self Defense Act teacher and regularly helps certify potential gun owners for the Concealed Carry/Open Carry license.

In his spare time, Arnold also enjoys volunteering with the Bryan County Emergency Management team as a storm spotter.

Teaching Experience

34 years combined service as an Oklahoma educator.  Arnold taught 14 years in Harrah then moved to Durant, where he taught for 20 years before his retirement from public education.

Although retired from public education, Arnold still serves as an adjunct professor with the Kiamichi Vo-Tech teaching basic life saving, first aid and safety, CDL prep, and small engines.

Awards and Recognition

  • Durant High School Teacher of the Year
  • Durant Public Schools Teacher of the Year
  • Masonic Lodge Oklahoma Teacher of Today
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers 
  • Honorary American FFA Degree
  • Honorary Oklahoma FFA Degree
  • Oklahoma Agriculture Education Southeast District AgriScience Teacher of the Year


Arnold graduated from Caddo High School in Caddo, OK.  He attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK.  He graduated Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK with a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Agriculture Education