Keep Overstreet on bench

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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.

Pete Brodie


(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.)

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Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 07/22/12 - 08:45 am
Send Overstreet to the beach.

Augusta is broken and the Fleming-Overstreet "soft-on-criminals" regime in The Augusta Judicial Circuit has helped break it.

Beliefs commonly-held on Augusta's streets and in her meeting places include that in Augusta's courts "the rich pay with their money while the poor pay with their time," "publicly-defended accused get the short end of the stick," and "whom an accused knows determines how s/he will be treated."

Will the thousands of voters who hold these beliefs give them electoral validity on Tuesday, 7/31/12 by voting for Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders for Superior Court judge.

Who knows. But the chances are slim: After all, "there's not much courage in Augusta, GA."

Thigpen 07/22/12 - 03:43 pm
Spinks is wrong

A vote for Mr. Saunders is a vote for a gentleman who can not manage his own finances. Mr. Saunders private practice is failing and he's drowning in debt, I think he should set his priorities to managing himself before he tries to take on the role of superior court judge.

My family and I will be casting our vote for Judge Overstreet on July 31.

shrimp for breakfast
shrimp for breakfast 07/23/12 - 12:19 am

judge overstreet seems to have done a good job. I have no qualms in voting for him again.

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