Representative Arp was elected to a fifth term in the state House in 2020, garnering nearly two-thirds of the vote in his north Union County district.
He currently serves as Senior Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee. He is also Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Energy Policy, Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Capital Improvements, and a member of the House Select Committee on Advancing Women in STEM and several other standing and non-standing committees.
In 2021, Representative Arp was named Legislator of the Year by the NC Values Coalition and Defender of Public Safety by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Representative Arp has been married for more than 34 years. He and his wife Anne have two married children and two grandchildren.