New editions of the State Legislative Tracker and The Policy Tracker available now!

Sean Summers

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sean Summers
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 4
High schoolDover High School
Bachelor'sU.S. Army Ranger School
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Place of birthYork County, PA
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
Sean Summers was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1]
Sean Summers for House campaign logo.


After graduating from the U.S. Army Ranger School, Summers spent several years at 1/75th Ranger Battalion before transferring to Ft. Carson, CO and the Long Range Surveillance Detachment. While there, Summers put himself through college. Summers then moved to Michigan to attend law school. After finishing law school, Summers volunteered to continue serving in the Army as a JAG officer. As a result, he was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., in the 82nd Airborne Division and worked as a prosecutor. After 9/11, Summers volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan. Summers retired from the Army in 2004, and is now a partner at Barley Snyder LLP. For six years, Summers was lead counsel for Albert Snyder in the case Snyder v. Phelps after Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church protested Snyder's son's funeral.[2]



See also: Pennsylvania's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Summers ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 4th District. He lost to Scott Perry in the Republican primary on April 24, 2012.[3] [4]

U.S. House of Representatives-Pennsylvania District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Perry 53.5% 34,881
Christopher Reilly 18.6% 12,143
Sean Summers 14.3% 9,316
Theodore Waga 4.7% 3,086
Eric Martin 3.3% 2,159
Mark Swomley 3.3% 2,150
Kevin Downs 2.2% 1,451
Total Votes 65,186

External links