Montrio Belton

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Montrio Belton
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Former candidate for
South Carolina Superintendent of Education
High schoolAbbeville High School (1991)
Bachelor'sWinthrop University
Master'sWinthrop University
Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1991 – 1999
Place of birthAbbeville, South Carolina
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Montrio Belton (b. Abbeville, SC) was a Democratic candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Education in the 2014 elections.


Following his graduation from high school, Belton joined the United States Army Reserves. He went on to earn his bachelor's, master's and doctorate, and anticipates graduating from law school in 2015.

He has worked as a teacher, coach, high school assistant principal, middle school principal and South Carolina's Director of School Transformation. Belton founded the Urban and Rural Educational Institute (UREI).[1]


  • Abbeville High School (1991)
  • Bachelor's, Winthrop University
  • Master's, Winthrop University
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina at Charlotte



See also: South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Belton ran for election to the office of South Carolina Superintendent of Education but failed to win the Democratic nomination in the primary.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Primary results

South Carolina Superintendent, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Gallagher 36.4% 42,186
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Thompson 26.3% 30,488
Jerry Govan 18.9% 21,824
Montrio Belton 18.4% 21,260
Total Votes 115,758
Election Results via South Carolina State Elections Commission.

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