A letter to Louisiana
At this moment, the state of Louisiana is facing an emergency. Every parish is dealing with major issues, whether it’s carjackings or violent crime.
My name is John Belton, and I am running for Attorney General, because I believe the citizens of this state deserve better. As a native son, moving Louisiana forward is my greatest mission, because this is home.
My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father received a purple heart for his service in the army. Both taught me the importance of faith, education, discipline, and hard work. As a child, I faced adversity early on. I was told I would never be able to walk without the help of leg braces, but I adopted the optimism and fighter mentality of my parents to overcome this obstacle, and some years later, I became an all-state linebacker in high school and played for McNeese State University. From there, I went to law school and graduated from Southern University Law Center. My career quickly transitioned from being a defender on the field to defending the law. Currently, I served as the District Attorney in Union and Lincoln Parish. As an experienced prosecutor and administrator for over 30 years, I am truly qualified to serve you.
This is not a campaign. This is a movement to unite parishes from across the state. This isn’t about red or blue nor black or white. As we join forces, this is about protecting what connects us all. Family.