MT. VERNON – Justice David Overstreet released the following statement on Tuesday night following his victory in the race for 5th District Supreme Court Justice to replace retiring Justice Lloyd Karmeier.

“I want to thank my wife Suzanne, my family, and everyone that turned out to support me in the race for 5th District Supreme Court Justice. To the people of the 37 counties that make up the 5th Supreme Court District, I thank you.

As your next Supreme Court Justice, I pledge to serve as a strict Constitutional conservative. I will stand up for all of our shared constitutional rights and I will not legislate from the bench.

I want to thank my opponent and fellow Appellate Court Justice John Barberis for running a clean, hard-fought campaign. I look forward the campaign in the General Election!”