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Meet David

David Blount represents District 29 (Hinds County including parts of Jackson, Byram, and Terry) in the Mississippi Senate.  He is Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.


David is an 8th-generation Mississippian. He and his wife, Katie, have two children, Susanna and Charley. They are active in their church, neighborhood, and the community.


Senator Blount is Chairman of the Senate Gaming Committee. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and as a member of the Elections; Finance; Accountability Efficiency & Transparency; Highways & Transportation; Public Property; Universities & Colleges; Medicaid; and Public Health & Welfare Committees.

David is the son of Richard and Martha Blount of Jackson.

David has been recognized as one of Mississippi's top young business leaders. He is a licensed real estate broker specializing in commercial real estate in the Jackson area. Some of his other community activities are:

  • Board of Directors, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

  • Board of Directors, United Way of the Capitol Area

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Award - Terry MLK breakfast 

  • Trailblazing Tiger Award - Jackson State University National Alumni Assoc. (Byram-Terry chapter)  

  • Mississippi Business Journal, "Top 40 Under 40"

  • Past Vice President, Parents for Public Schools of Jackson

  • Leadership Jackson

  • Byram Chamber of Commerce

  • Common Cause Legislator of the Year Award 2015

  • PTA Vice President elementary school (two terms)

  • President's Award - Mississippi Press Association

  • Past President, Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information

  • Horizon Award from the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities

  • "Legislator of the Year" from the Mississippi chapter of the Association of Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Chairman's Award, MS Democratic Party

  • Member, Jackson Municipal Democratic Executive Committee (four terms)

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