The primary election July 31 involving Superior Court Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet is of major importance.
Judge Overstreet is a distinguished judiciary professional, and a man of immense courage and integrity. There are many examples of these values in his personal and professional history. He is a man whose personal traits include wisdom, discipline and a sense of compassion for others regardless of their station in life.
Judge Overstreet is an effective leader for the superior court judges in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. His history of leadership encompasses the Judicial Council of Georgia, the Augusta and Georgia Bar Associations, the Supreme Courts Commission of Jury Composition and on numerous educational Boards and Foundations.
Judge Overstreet is a distinguished graduate of Augusta College and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He has practiced law since 1970.
I commend Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet to the voters of the Augusta Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Richmond, Burke and Columbia counties. He is experienced, competent and qualified. He also pays his taxes.
(The writer was city administrator for the city of Augusta from 1986 to 1992, and chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners from 1993 to 1998.)