Prior to the March 6th primary, we invited every local candidate running for a judicial spot to tell voters their last pitch before election day. These article originally were published on Friday, March 2nd, but are being republished as a way of better educating voters on their important choices. Election Day is Tuesday, May 22nd.
Wade Overstreet, Republican for Potter County Court at Law #2
Why should voters choose you on May 22nd?
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 www.wadeoverstreetforjudge.com.