MOUNT VERNON - On the eve of the 2020 GOP Primary Election, Justice David Overstreet (R-Mt. Vernon) has released a long list of endorsements from a number of conservative advocacy groups, law enforcement, current and former Republican Congressmen, legislators, and county leaders in the race for 5th District Illinois Supreme Court Justice.

“After announcing my candidacy for Supreme Court in November 2019, I have been humbled and honored to receive substantial support from fine public servants that have given their time and effort to represent the interests of the people of Central and Southern Illinois and the Metro East with honor and integrity,” Overstreet said. “Endorsements from these influential conservative Republicans have helped my campaign grow stronger each day. With 2 days left until the GOP Primary, I want to say 'Thank you' to these leaders for their endorsements."

Justice Overstreet has been endorsed by the following retired or current elected officials, Republican and conservative advocacy groups:

Illinois Citizens for Life

Illinois State Rifle Association

Illinois Fraternal Order of Police

Congressman John Shimkus of Collinsville

Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro

Mary Karmeier, wife of current 5th District Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier

55th District State Senator Dale Righter of Mattoon

58th District State Senator Paul Schimpf of Waterloo

59th District State Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg

Retired 58th District State Senator Dave Luechtefeld of Okawville

State Representative Avery Bourne of Morrisonville

State Representative Terri Bryant of Murphysboro

Retired State Representative and IL Department of Natural Resources Director Wayne Rosenthal of Morrisonville

Retired State Representative John Cavaletto and wife Connie Cavaletto of Salem

Retired State Representative Paul Evans of O'Fallon 

Retired State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon

Retired State Representative Roger Eddy of Hutsonville

Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler

Greenville University Basketball Coach George Barber

Crawford County Republican Women

Franklin County Republican Central Committee

Hamilton County Republican Central Committee

Jefferson County Republican Central Committee

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents Council

"I believe the endorsements I have received in this Primary race are the result of the long record of conservative jurisprudence that I have built as 2nd Circuit Judge and as 5th District Appellate Court Justice," Overstreet said. "The folks endorsing my campaign know that I will be a Supreme Court Justice that adheres to strict conservative judicial principles. As the next 5th District Supreme Court Justice, I will not legislate from the bench and will make judgments that are fair, impartial, and faithful to the law and the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois."

Justice Overstreet was also rated Highly Recommended by the Illinois State Bar Association Evaluations Committee and rated Recommended in the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Advisory Bar Poll. Overstreet is the only candidate to earn the Highly Recommended and Recommended ratings in the Republican Primary race for 5th District Supreme Court Justice.

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