The Central Republican Committee of Hamilton County Leaders Unanimously Endorse Justice David Overstreet For Illinois Supreme CourtRead Now
At the January monthly meeting of the Hamilton County Republican Party called by Chairman John Chapman, the members present proposed and voted to endorse Candidate David Overstreet in the 2020 Illinois Election for Fifth District on the Illinois Supreme Court.
Overstreet successfully ran for election to the circuit court in 2008 and was retained in 2014. He was assigned by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Fifth District Appellate Court in 2017 and then won election to the Appellate Court in 2018.
Overstreet currently serves on the Illinois Judicial Conference, the Illinois Judicial College, the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education, the Supreme Court Judicial Mentoring Committee, as co-chair of the Family Law track at the 2020 Judicial Education Conference, and as Secretary of the Illinois Judges Association.
He has served as the Presiding Justice of the Fifth District Appellate Court since December 2018 with his term ending December 2019.
Overstreet is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association, and the Southern Illinois American Inn of Court.
Overstreet serves as an advisor of the Mt. Vernon Township High School Youth and Government program, a member of the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club, board member of Lifeboat Alliance (a homeless shelter in Mt. Vernon), assists with Boy Scout Troop 103, and is a long-time coach of youth sports in Mt. Vernon and youth camp counselor in Southern Illinois.
In his campaign for the Appellate Court in 2018, Justice Overstreet was rated “Highly Qualified” by the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluations Committee. The Fifth District is comprised of the southernmost 37 counties in Illinois.
"Justice Overstreet is one of the finest individuals I have ever meet. He is a down to earth individual who puts the law first. Judge Overstreet has proven to be an advocate for the State of Illinois, and is someone I feel confident will always put Southern Illinois values first when it comes to sitting on the bench. As someone who has known Judge Karmeier since he first ran for the Illinois Supreme Court, I feel like there is no better candidate than Judge Overstreet to fill his vacancy." Chairman John Chapman
The Hamilton County Republican Party is proud to endorse Justice Overstreet for Fifth District on the Illinois Supreme Court, and encourages all the citizens of Hamilton County to cast their vote in his favor as they head to the polls for early voting.