Glenn Benton was appointed to the Bossier Parish Police Jury in May, 2007 to complete an unexpired term in District 2 and entered his third career.
Benton first retired in 2001 as District Fire Chief for the Shreveport Fire Department after 33 years. He was a homebuilder until 2009, and was an adjunct instructor at Bossier Parish Community College from 2006-07, teaching building construction.
Benton found himself becoming increasingly more involved with the police jury and was elected to a full term on the jury in 2008. He retired from his construction business to devote his time to District 2.
Benton served in 2018 as president of the police jury, his second time to lead the public body. He became involved in statewide activities on behalf of the police jury and was elected to the state executive board ion 2012. He served as First Vice President of the Police Jury Association and became President of the group in 2019.
Benton is a life-long resident of Haughton. He and his wife, Patricia, have two sons; Col. Larry Benton of the Army National Guard in Alexandria, and Randy Benton, a lieutenant with the Shreveport Police Department. Four grandchildren keep the Bentons busy attending school and sports functions.