Fifth District Appellate Court Justice David Overstreet, a Mt. Vernon native, has announced that he will seek election to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2020.
He will seek the seat Lloyd Karmeier will vacate. Karmeier recently announced his retirement set for Dec. 6, 2020.
Overstreet noted his variety and quantity of law experience makes him the right choice for the Illinois Supreme Court.
He was elected to the circuit court in 2008 and retained in 2014. He was assigned to the Appellate Court in 2017, winning election to the seat in 2018.