Appellate Justice David Overstreet of Mt Vernon has announced his intention to seek election to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2020. The vacancy was created by the recent announcement by Justice Lloyd Karmeier that he will retire next year. Overstreet was an attorney in Mt Vernon until he was appointed to the Circuit Court. He ran successfully for election to the 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.