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Belt sworn in to Illinois Senate

Senator Christopher BeltBELLEVILLE – Cahokia resident Christopher Belt was sworn in today to replace State Senator James F. Clayborne Jr. in the Illinois Senate.

Clayborne, who has served the district since 1994, stepped down Jan. 1, and Belt was sworn in early to speed up the transition. The ceremony took place at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Belleville.

“I look forward to hitting the ground running and representing the great people of the Metro East,” said Belt, who has been an advocate for the Illinois Metro East for 20 years.