Sen. Sean Tindell appointed to state appeals court

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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.