Senator Blount received the President's Award from the Mississippi Press Association for his work on behalf of open government in our state. He authored the new law that reduces the waiting time for citizens to obtain public records -- basic information on your government. He was appointed by Lt. Governor Phil Bryant as a member of the Senate subcommittee on Efficiencies in Government.
In the protracted legislative session on the budget in 2009, David donated his special session salary to schools and law enforcement in Hinds County. In 2010 regular session, he did not accept extra special session pay, returning it to the state treasury.