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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 Public Property Committee. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee and as a member of the Finance; Accountability Efficiency & Transparency; Education; Ethics; Judiciary B; and Public Health 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, MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Board of Directors, United Way of the Capitol Area

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Award - Terry MLK breakfast 2014

  • 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 Business Association

  • 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

  • Leadership Award, MS Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

  • Chairman's Award, MS Democratic Party

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