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Last Pitch: Wade Overstreet, Republican for Potter Court at Law #2

We invited every local judicial candidate to give us their last pitch for voters on why they should be chosen in the March 6th Republican primary. We will be running responses on Friday and Monday.

Wade Overstreet, Republican for Potter County Court at Law #2

Why should voters choose you on March 6th?

With nearly 17 years in the Potter County Attorney's office (and as the supervisor of almost every division in that office), I have the most experience relevant to this court, which hears mostly criminal misdemeanor cases and smaller numbers of family and civil matters. I've supervised the prosecution of more than 6000 criminal misdemeanor cases and prosecuted hundreds. I've handled scores of family cases as the CPS prosecutor in the office, and scores of civil matters as the Chief of the Civil Division.

My entire career has been spent working for the people of Potter County. Service has been the center of my career - working for the Potter County Attorney's Office, serving in the War on Terror with the U.S. Army Reserves, and working with other city and county leaders to help decrease domestic violence in the Panhandle.

I've never worked as a lawyer for a law firm or for a big corporation. My wife and I are raising our three boys in a tiny two-bedroom house. We know what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck and to struggle to make ends meet. My service and my life experience will allow me to bring knowledge, compassion, and perspective only gained from spending almost two decades working for you and with you. I sincerely ask for your vote on March 6. Learn more at

Photo by Overstreet Campaign

Photo by Overstreet Campaign

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