SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Another 5th District Appellate Court Justice has announced that she will run for the Illinois Supreme Court. Judy Cates of Swansea will be running for the seat being vacated by Lloyd Karmeier.
Cates is a firm believer that politics should stay out of the judicial system.
Cates is running as a Democrat for the Illinois Supreme Court seat, but says she will represent southern Illinois residents if elected to the Supreme Court. Republican David Overstreet of Mt. Vernon has also announced he will be running for Illinois Supreme Court.