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David BlountDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 29
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MSResidence (state)

David Blount (born July 19, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 29th District since 2008. His present term of office will end in 2024. He is Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Prior to being a state senator, he was employed at the office of the Secretary of State of Mississippi under Eric Clark, the Secretary of State. In 2007, he defeated two other Democratic opponents to win the Democratic nomination for Senate seat #29 in Hinds County. He went on to defeat the incumbent senator, Richard White. Blount was re-elected in 2011 with 69 percent of the vote over a Republican opponent, and again in 2015 with 79 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 2019.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Davidson College
BA
1985 - 1989
University of Virginia
MA
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Senator
Mississippi State Senate
2008 - Current
Real Estate Broker
The Overby Company
2012 - Current
Former Communications Director
Mississippi Secretary of State's Office
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Member
Jackson Municipal Democratic Executive Committee
Current
Member
Leadership Jackson
Current
Member
Mississippi Association of Realtors
Current
Member
Byram Business Association
Current
Member
Terry Business Association
Current
Member
Byram Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Jackson Association of Realtors
Current
Member
Parents for Public Schools of Jackson
Current
Member
Board of Directors, Neighborhood Association
Current
Member
Board of Directors, Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Current
Member
Board of Directors, United Way of the Capitol Area
Current
Member
Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information
Current
Former Vice President
Parents for Public Schools of Jackson
Former Chair
Public Property Committee, Mississippi State Senate
Former Member
Ethics Committee, Mississippi State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary, Division B Committee, Mississippi State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Elections Committee, Mississippi State Senate