Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport

Another Mississippi lawmaker is leaving the Legislature.

Sen. Sean Tindell, a Republican from Gulfport, was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Friday.

Tindell’s appointment is effective Nov. 2. He replaces David Ishee, whom Gov. Phil Bryant appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court in September.

Tindell, 43, attend the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi College School of Law.

In the Senate, he chaired the Judiciary A Committee; the vice chair of that committee is Sen. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides in the Senate, called Tindell “a skilled attorney with the ability to review issues with an open-mindedness and decisiveness that is required on the bench.”

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that Sen. Tindell chaired the Senate Judiciary A Committee not Judiciary B. 


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Ryan L. Nave, a native of University City, Mo., served as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief from May 2018 until April 2020. Ryan began his career with Mississippi Today February 2016 as an original member of the editorial team. He became news editor August 2016. Ryan has a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked for Illinois Times and served as news editor for the Jackson Free Press.