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==Election history==
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==Elections==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011]]''
 
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Blount won re-election to the [[Mississippi State Senate|Mississippi Senate]] District 29.  He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. [[Steve Stanford]] defeated [[Gerald Kucia]] in the Republican primary. Blount defeated Stanford in the general election on November 8, 2011. <ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List]</ref>
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Blount won re-election to the [[Mississippi State Senate|Mississippi Senate]] District 29.  He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. [[Steve Stanford]] defeated [[Gerald Kucia]] in the Republican primary. Blount defeated Stanford in the general election on November 8, 2011.<ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007]]''
  
On November 6, 2007, David Blount ran for District 29 of the [[Mississippi State Senate]], beating Richard White. <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Results/Single%20County%20State%20Senate%20Offices.pdf ''Mississippi State Senate official election results for 2007'']</ref>
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On November 6, 2007, David Blount ran for District 29 of the [[Mississippi State Senate]], beating Richard White.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Results/Single%20County%20State%20Senate%20Offices.pdf ''Mississippi State Senate official election results for 2007'']</ref>
  
 
David Blount raised $207,221 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94514 ''Follow the Money's report on Blount's 2007 campaign contributions'']</ref>
 
David Blount raised $207,221 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94514 ''Follow the Money's report on Blount's 2007 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Blount received $169,407 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Blount received $169,407 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
In 2009 David Blount collected $33,595 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114050 2009 contributors to David Blount]</ref>
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In 2009 David Blount collected $33,595 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114050 2009 contributors to David Blount]</ref>
  
 
His five largest contributors in 2009 were:  
 
His five largest contributors in 2009 were:  
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==Scorecards==
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{{Mississippi legislature scorecards|Begin=2008|End=2020}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==See also==
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*[[Mississippi State Legislature]]
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*[[Mississippi State Senate]]
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*[[Mississippi State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Mississippi State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Joint Committees]]
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/blount.xml Office website]
 
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/blount.xml Office website]
 
* [http://www.votedavidblount.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.votedavidblount.com/ Campaign website]
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* [http://openstates.org/ms/legislators/MSL000009/david-blount/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69833 Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=69833 Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69833 Biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=69833 Biography on Project Vote Smart]

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David Blount
David Blount.jpg
Mississippi State Senate, District 29
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1967
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Blount (b. July 19, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Biography

Blount attended both the University of Virginia and Davidson College. His professional experience includes working as Communications Director for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Public Property, Chair
Elections, Vice Chair
Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
Appropriations
Congressional Redistricting
Education
Ethics
Judiciary, Division B
Legislative Reapportionment
Public Health and Welfare

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Blount served on these committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Blount won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 29. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Steve Stanford defeated Gerald Kucia in the Republican primary. Blount defeated Stanford in the general election on November 8, 2011.[1]

Mississippi State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Blount Incumbent 69.3% 14,126
     Republican Steve Stanford 30.7% 6,267
Total Votes 20,393

2007

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, David Blount ran for District 29 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Richard White.[2]

David Blount raised $207,221 for his campaign.[3]

Mississippi Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
David Blount (D) 9,567 58%
Richard White (W) 6,924 42%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Blount received $169,407 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Blount's campaign in 2011
Molpus, Dick & Sally$5,000
Blount, Dr & Mrs Richard & Martha$5,000
Mississippi Hospital Association$5,000
Unitemized Contributions$4,975
Barksdale, James L$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $169,407
Total Votes received in 2011 14,126
Cost of each vote received $11.99

2009

In 2009 David Blount collected $33,595 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Atmos Energy $1,250
Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association $1,000
AT&T $1,000
Mississippi Power Co. $1,000
James Ashley Ogden $1,000

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Mississippi scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[6]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[7]

Personal

Blount and his wife, Katherine, have two children.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term David + Blount + Mississippi + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Mississippi State Senate District 29
1998–present
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