Sean Tindell

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Sean Tindell
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Mississippi State Senate, District 49
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assistant District Attorney for Harrison, Hancock, and Stone Counties
High schoolGulfport High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Master'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
J.D.Mississippi College School of Law
Office website
Personal website
Sean J. Tindell is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Tindell earned his B.S. in Business Administration and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with Page, Mannino, Peresich, and McDermott; and an assistant district attorney for Harrison, Hancock, and Stone counties.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tindell served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Tourism, Vice Chair
Environmental Protection, Conservation and Water Resources
Judiciary, Division A
Judiciary, Division B
Ports and Marine Resources
Universities and Colleges


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Tindell served on the following committees:



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Tindell won the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 49. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Jason Vitosky ran as an Independent. No Democratic candidates ran in the primary. Tindell defeated Vitosky in the general election on November 8, 2011.[3]

Mississippi State Senate, District 49 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Tindell 66.7% 6,331
     Independent Jason Vitosky 33.3% 3,158
Total Votes 9,489

Campaign donors


In 2011, Tindell received $99,908 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sean Tindell's campaign in 2011
Tindell, Sean$23,239
Harvey, Dora$5,138
Tindell, Sean J$5,000
Yates Iii, William G$2,500
Harvey Jr, Tom C$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $99,908
Total Votes received in 2011 6,331
Cost of each vote received $15.78


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[5]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[6]


Tindell has served on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Gulfport. He and his wife, Claire, have one child.

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Preceded by
Billy Hewes
Mississippi State Senate District 49
Succeeded by