MT. VERNON, Ill. (WJPF) — Fifth District Appellate Court Judge David Overstreet has announced his intention to run for the Illinois Supreme Court in 2020.

Overstreet will run as a Republican and seek to fill the vacancy in the fifth district that will be created with the retirement of Justice Lloyd Karmeier.

Overstreet was assigned to the appellate court in 2017, then won election to the court in 2018.

Former State Senator David Luechtefeld will co-chair Overstreet’s campaign.