John Belton, currently serving as district attorney for Lincoln and Union parishes, held a “Meet and Greet” at a local restaurant in Natchitoches, Thursday, July 28. The candidate, a Basile native, is running to succeed Jeff Landry as Louisiana’s Attorney General.
Belton spoke before a group of about 100 local officials, including the District Attorneys of Natchitoches, Sabine, Red River, Grant, Rapides, and Vernon Parishes, civic leaders and interested citizens. The candidate spoke briefly of his background and qualifications. Belton is a 1986 graduate of McNeese State University where he played football for two years. He went on to Law School at Southern University School of Law, graduating in 1990. He is a past president of the state District Attorneys Association, serving from 1999 to 2000 and currently serves as the vice president of the National District Attorneys Association. John Belton has been married to fellow attorney Alana Belton for the past 31 years. They have two children John, 24 and Alexis, 29.