David Blount

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David Blount
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Mississippi State Senate District 29
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$10,000 per year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth07/19/1967
Office website
Campaign website
David Blount (b. July 19, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 29th Senatorial District.

Blount joined the Mississippi State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 29th district.

Blount is a past Communications Director for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.

Blount attended both the University of Virginia and Davidson College.

Committee assignments


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



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
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Blount Incumbent 69.3% 14,126
     Republican Steve Stanford 30.7% 6,267
Total Votes 20,393


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


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


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

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Blount and his wife, Katherine, have two children.

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Post Office Box 1018
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: 601-359-3232

District Address:
1305 Saint Mary Street
Jackson, MS 39202


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Mississippi State Senate District 29
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