David Blount represents District 29 (Hinds County including parts of Jackson, Byram, and Terry) in the Mississippi Senate. He is an 8th generation Mississippian who grew up in Hinds County.
David was elected to the State Senate in 2007. He was re-elected in November 2023 with 78% of the vote. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
David's top priority is strengthening public education in Mississippi, and he serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. He helped write and pass the Winter-Reed teacher loan repayment program to help new teachers pay off their college loans. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Gaming Committee. Senator Blount is long-time member of the Senate Elections Committee, where he is an advocate for increasing voter participation and helped pass campaign finance reform. He is the lead author of the Mississippi Armed Forces Absentee Voting Act.