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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.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:52, 8 December 2010

Charles Summers, Jr.
Secretary of State for Maine
Elected by Maine State Legislature
Assumed office
2010
Political party Republican
Website Official Maine Secretary of State website
Charles Summers, Jr. (born 1959 in Danville, Illinois) is the current Republican Secretary of State for Maine. Elected to the office by a Republican majority that controlled both houses of the State Legislature in 2010, he is the first Republican named to the statewide public position in thirty-five years. [1]

Education

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

Professional experience

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 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.

Electoral history

1994

1994 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - Republican Primary [2]
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

2004

  • Charles Summers, Jr. ran unopposed in this contest
2004 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - General Election [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Thomas H. Allen 62.1%
     Republican Party Charles Summers, Jr. 37.9%
Total Votes 156,355

2008

2008 Race for United States House of Representatives, District 1 - Republican Primary [5]
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 [6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Chellie Pingree 54.9%
     Republican Party Charles Summers, Jr. 45.1%
Total Votes 374,559

Family life

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

External links

References


Political offices
Preceded by
Matthew Dunlap
Maine Secretary of State
2010–present
Succeeded by
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