|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 4|
|Place of birth||Greenville, SC|
In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Sumerel outlined his political philosophy and campaign themes:
- "To explore the possibilities and potential of implementing the purest form of representation for the people of the 4th District of South Carolina."
- "To test the theory of pure democracy, by executing a plan and stance that in part, will offer the first political candidate in U.S. history who will express no opinion during the election, and if elected, during his entire term in Congress. Honestly."
- "To activate and offer to the public an online “voting” system that would be a key component of the representative’s operation to test the theory of pure democracy. In short, this system will allow every matter brought to vote in Congress to be determined by the majority of those in the 4th District."
- "To provide the public with a new perspective and choice in the electoral process."
Sumerel was defeated by incumbent Trey Gowdy. Sumerel ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina's 4th District. Sumerel was unopposed in the Green party primary June 12. The general election was November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Trey Gowdy Incumbent||64.9%||173,201|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
As of July 8, 2012, Sumerel did not have any contribution reports on file with the Federal Election Commission.
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- goupstate.com "Upstate Congressional candidate would let voters decide all issues" Accessed June 4, 2012
- Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, May 30, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
- WYFF News-2012 Primary Results