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}}{{tnr}}'''Charles Summers, Jr.''' (born 1959 in Danville, [[Illinois]]) is the current [[Republican]] [[Maine Secretary of State|Secretary of State for Maine]]. Elected to the office by a [[Republican]] majority that controlled both houses of the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]] in 2010, he is the first [[Republican]] named to the [[Secretary of State for Maine|statewide public position]] in thirty-five years. <ref>[http://www.starcourier.com/news/government/x1145370378/Summers-named-Maine-s-secretary-of-state ''Star Courier'' "Summers named Maine’s secretary of state" 1 Dec. 2010]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Charles Summers, Jr.''' (born 1959 in Danville, [[Illinois]]) was a [[Republican]] [[Maine Secretary of State|Maine Secretary of State]]. Elected to the office by a [[Republican]] majority that controlled both houses of the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]] in 2010, he was the first [[Republican]] named to the [[Maine Secretary of State|statewide public position]] in thirty-five years. <ref>[http://www.starcourier.com/news/government/x1145370378/Summers-named-Maine-s-secretary-of-state ''Star Courier'' "Summers named Maine’s secretary of state" 1 Dec. 2010]</ref><ref name="votesmart"/><ref name="short bio"/><ref name="long bio"/>
  
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Summers ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Summers won the [[Republican]] nomination in the [[Republican]] primary on June 12, 2012. He faced [[Cynthia Dill]] and [[Independent]] candidate [[Angus King]] in the general election.<ref name="results">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_Senate_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
*Bachelor's degree, University of [[Illinois]] at Urbana-Champaign (1983)
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Summers lost to [[Angus King]] (I) on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maine"]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Summers serves as a public affairs officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He was first recalled back to active duty in March 2007 by the United States Navy and was deployed to Iraq four months later attached to Multi National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I) Strategic Effects Directorate. His deployment ended in May 2008, but he was once again recalled in September 2010, this time serving as a public affairs officer in Kabul, Afghanistan.<ref name="long bio">[http://www.state.me.us/sos/bio/long-bio.htm ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Long Biography" Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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===Education===
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*Bachelor's degree, University of [[Illinois]] at Urbana-Champaign (1983)<ref name="short bio">[http://www.state.me.us/sos/bio/index.html ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Short Biography" Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
  
==Professional experience==
 
 
==Political career==
 
==Political career==
Summer's first entry into state politics came in 1990 when he successfully campaigned to represent the thirty-first senate district in the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]]. During his first two years in office, he served as a member of the Legal Affairs and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Joint Standing Committee. Upon winning re-election in 1992, Summers was named as a ranking member of the Taxation Joint Standing Committee. In 1994, he chose to campaign for the [[United States House of Representatives]] seat for the 1st House District; he ultimately lost in the [[Republican]] primary, placing second with twenty-five percent of the vote. He would campaign for the same seat two more times - in 2004 and 2008. After his primary defeat, Summers began his tenure as State Director for [[Republican]] United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe, a position he maintained for nine years.
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===Secretary of State 2011-2012===
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Summers was elected by the 125th Legislature to serve as [[Maine]]'s 48th [[Maine Secretary of State|Secretary of State]]. He was sworn into office on January 6, 2011.<ref name="votesmart"/><ref name="long bio"/><ref name="short bio"/>
  
==Electoral history==
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=== Maine State Senate 1991-1995===
===1994===
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Summer's first entry into state politics came in 1990 when he successfully campaigned to represent the thirty-first senate district in the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]]. During his first two years in office, he served as a member of the Legal Affairs and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Joint Standing Committee. Upon winning re-election in 1992, Summers was named as a ranking member of the Taxation Joint Standing Committee. In 1994, he chose to campaign for the [[United States House of Representatives]] seat for the 1st House District; he ultimately lost in the [[Republican]] primary, placing second with twenty-five percent of the vote. He would campaign for the same seat two more times - in 2004 and 2008. After his primary defeat, Summers began his tenure as State Director for [[Republican]] United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe, a position he maintained for nine years. From March 2005 until June 2007, he was New England Regional Administrator (Region I) for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), a role in which he was responsible for oversight of SBA District Offices in [[Connecticut]], [[Maine]], [[Massachusetts]], [[New Hampshire]], [[Rhode Island]] and [[Vermont]] in addition to the agency's financing, marketing and outreach efforts in the six-state region.<ref name="short bio"/><ref name="long bio"/><ref name="votesmart">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/37258/charles-summers-jr#.UHM8iBgzvR0 ''Project VoteSmart'' "Charles Summers Jr." Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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|title=1994 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/1994p/pri94c1r.htm Maine Secretary of State - 1994 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=James B. Longley, Jr.|percentage=42.8%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Charles Summers, Jr.|percentage=25.0%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Kevin Keogh|percentage=18.1%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Theodore T. Rand|percentage=14.1%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=46,073}}
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==Elections==
*'''2004 Race for [[United States House of Representatives]], District 1 - [[Republican]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2004/pri04c1r.htm Maine Secretary of State - 2004 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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===2012===
:*Charles Summers, Jr. ran unopposed in this contest
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
  
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Summers ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Summers won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Candidate List Primary 2012" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref> He defeated [[Scott D'Amboise]], [[Richard Bennett]], [[Debra Plowman]], [[Bruce Poliquin]], and [[William Schneider]] in the June 5 Republican primary. He faced [[Cynthia Dill]] (D), [[Andrew Ian Dodge]] (L), [[Independent]] candidate [[Angus King]], [[Danny Francis Dalton]], and [[Stephen Woods]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="results"/> [[Angus King|King]] defeated all challengers to win the election.<ref name="results"/>
|title=2004 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - General Election <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2004n/cg.htm#1 Maine Secretary of State - 2004 General Election Results]</ref>
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|Poll1=[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/maine/election_2012_maine_senate Rasmussen Reports(September 25, 2012)]
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|Response1=[[Angus King]]
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|Response2=[[Charles Summers Jr.]]
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|Response3=[[Cynthia Dill]]
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|Response4=Neither
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|Response5=Don't know
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=Thomas H. Allen|percentage=62.1%}}
 
{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Charles Summers, Jr.|percentage=37.9%}}
 
{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=156,355}}
 
  
 
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=374,559}}
 
{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=374,559}}
  
==Family life==
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Summers currently resides in [[Maine]] with his wife, Ruth. The couple has had three children together - Patricia, Charles, and Thomas.
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*'''2004 Race for [[United States House of Representatives]], District 1 - [[Republican]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2004/pri04c1r.htm Maine Secretary of State - 2004 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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|title=1994 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/1994p/pri94c1r.htm Maine Secretary of State - 1994 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=James B. Longley, Jr.|percentage=42.8%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Charles Summers, Jr.|percentage=25.0%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Kevin Keogh|percentage=18.1%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Theodore T. Rand|percentage=14.1%}}
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==Campaign contributions==
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===2012===
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[[File:Charlie_Summers-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
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Summers lost the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] election in 2012. During that election cycle, Summers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,233,121 and spent  $1,225,034.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=MES1 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =  $1,233,121
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|total spent = $1,225,034
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|opponent raised =  $2,926,581
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|opponent spent =  $2,850,780
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|org1 = Murray Energy
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|org2 = Alamo PAC
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|org3 = Bluegrass Cmte
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|org4 = Capital Technologies
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|org5 = Defend America PAC
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|orgdonor1 = $12,464
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Retired
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|ind3 = Securities & Investment
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|ind4 = Mining
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $127,500
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|inddonor2 = $117,543
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|inddonor3 = $57,576
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|inddonor4 = $51,414
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|inddonor5 = $49,751
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==Personal==
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Summers currently resides in Maine with his wife, Ruth. The couple has had three children together - Patricia, Charles, and Thomas.
  
 
==Contact Information==
 
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'''Fax:''' (207) 287-8598<br>
 
'''Fax:''' (207) 287-8598<br>
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:sos.office@maine.gov sos.office@maine.gov]
 
'''E-mail:''' [mailto:sos.office@maine.gov sos.office@maine.gov]
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*[[Maine Secretary of State]]
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Charles Summers Jr.
Charles Summers Jr.jpg
Maine Secretary of State
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983)
Websites
Office website
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Charles Summers, Jr. (born 1959 in Danville, Illinois) was a Republican Maine Secretary of State. Elected to the office by a Republican majority that controlled both houses of the State Legislature in 2010, he was the first Republican named to the statewide public position in thirty-five years. [1][2][3][4]

Summers ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Summers won the Republican nomination in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. He faced Cynthia Dill and Independent candidate Angus King in the general election.[5]

Summers lost to Angus King (I) on November 6, 2012.[6]

Biography

Summers serves as a public affairs officer in the United States Navy Reserve. He was first recalled back to active duty in March 2007 by the United States Navy and was deployed to Iraq four months later attached to Multi National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I) Strategic Effects Directorate. His deployment ended in May 2008, but he was once again recalled in September 2010, this time serving as a public affairs officer in Kabul, Afghanistan.[4]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983)[3]

Political career

Secretary of State 2011-2012

Summers was elected by the 125th Legislature to serve as Maine's 48th Secretary of State. He was sworn into office on January 6, 2011.[2][4][3]

Maine State Senate 1991-1995

Summer's first entry into state politics came in 1990 when he successfully campaigned to represent the thirty-first senate district in the State Legislature. During his first two years in office, he served as a member of the Legal Affairs and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Joint Standing Committee. Upon winning re-election in 1992, Summers was named as a ranking member of the Taxation Joint Standing Committee. In 1994, he chose to campaign for the United States House of Representatives seat for the 1st House District; he ultimately lost in the Republican primary, placing second with twenty-five percent of the vote. He would campaign for the same seat two more times - in 2004 and 2008. After his primary defeat, Summers began his tenure as State Director for Republican United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe, a position he maintained for nine years. From March 2005 until June 2007, he was New England Regional Administrator (Region I) for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), a role in which he was responsible for oversight of SBA District Offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont in addition to the agency's financing, marketing and outreach efforts in the six-state region.[3][4][2]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Summers ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Summers won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[7] He defeated Scott D'Amboise, Richard Bennett, Debra Plowman, Bruce Poliquin, and William Schneider in the June 5 Republican primary. He faced Cynthia Dill (D), Andrew Ian Dodge (L), Independent candidate Angus King, Danny Francis Dalton, and Stephen Woods in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5] King defeated all challengers to win the election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAngus King 51.1% 370,580
     Democratic Cynthia Dill 12.8% 92,900
     Republican Charles Summers 29.7% 215,399
     Libertarian Andrew Ian Dodge 0.8% 5,624
     Independent Danny Francis Dalton 0.8% 5,807
     Independent Stephen Woods 1.4% 10,289
     N/A Blank Votes 3.3% 24,121
Total Votes 724,720
Source: Maine Secretary of State "United States Senate Election Results"

Polls

Angus King vs. Charles Summers Jr. vs. Cynthia Dill
Poll Angus King Charles Summers Jr.Cynthia DillNeitherDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports(September 25, 2012)
45%33%14%1%7%+/-4.5500
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2008

2008 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - Republican Primary [8]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Charles Summers, Jr. 59.8%
     Republican Party C. Peter Scontras 40.2%
Total Votes 35,402
2008 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - General Election [9]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Chellie Pingree 54.9%
     Republican Party Charles Summers, Jr. 45.1%
Total Votes 374,559

2004

  • Charles Summers, Jr. ran unopposed in this contest
2004 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - General Election [11]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Thomas H. Allen 62.1%
     Republican Party Charles Summers, Jr. 37.9%
Total Votes 156,355

1994

1994 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - Republican Primary [12]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda James B. Longley, Jr. 42.8%
     Republican Party Charles Summers, Jr. 25.0%
     Republican Party Kevin Keogh 18.1%
     Republican Party Theodore T. Rand 14.1%
Total Votes 46,073

Campaign contributions

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Summers lost the U.S. House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Summers' campaign committee raised a total of $1,233,121 and spent $1,225,034.[13]

Personal

Summers currently resides in Maine with his wife, Ruth. The couple has had three children together - Patricia, Charles, and Thomas.

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Maine

Office of the Secretary
Charles Summers, Secretary of State
148 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0148

Phone: (207) 626-8400
Fax: (207) 287-8598
E-mail: sos.office@maine.gov

See Also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matthew Dunlap
Maine Secretary of State
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Matthew Dunlap