Justice Streit, Johnston, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2001.
Justice Streit was born and raised in Sheldon, Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in 1972 where he majored in economics with emphasis in health economics. While attending the University of San Diego School of Law, Justice Streit was editor-in-chief of the San Diego Law Journal
After graduating in 1975, Justice Streit was licensed in the Iowa, California, and Nebraska courts. Justice Streit practiced law with the Morr and Shelton law firm in Chariton. Justice Streit was appointed as a district court judge by Governor Terry Branstad in 1983. Governor Branstad appointed Streit to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1996. Governor Thomas Vilsack appointed Justice Streit to the Iowa Supreme Court.