Montrio Belton speaks with atendees before his announcement to run for state superintendent of education Saturday afternoon at the Abbeville Civic Center.
(MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
Montrio Belton speaks with atendees before his announcement to run for state superintendent of education Saturday afternoon at the Abbeville Civic Center. (MADDY JONES | INDEX-JOURNAL)
ABBEVILLE — Montrio Belton was born and raised here.
While his career in education has carried him to other locations, there was nowhere else he would rather have been Saturday afternoon to announce his campaign for a statewide office.
Belton spoke to a large crowd of local residents Saturday at the Abbeville Civic Center as he formally announced his candidacy for state superintendent of education.


Belton, 41, is an Abbeville native who now lives in Fort Mill. The Democratic candidate has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Educational Administration and Supervision from Winthrop University and received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UNC-Charlotte.
Belton was a middle school teacher and coach for several years, and has been a high school assistant principal and a middle school principal. He also worked as the director of school transformation with the South Carolina Department of Education.

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