|Colorado House of Representatives District 22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Northern Colorado, 1976|
|Master's||Regis University, 2005|
|Date of birth||October 12, 1953|
|Place of birth||Denver, CO|
|Profession||Executive Director, Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains|
Summers works as Executive Director of Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains. He has previously served as Senior Pastor of the Dakota Ridge Assembly and High Plains Christian Center.
He is a member of the Governor's Interagency Council for Homelessness.
Summers's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Ken believes Governmental policies should support promote business and economic development. Personal and business freedoms should be protected from undue governmental regulations."
Keeping taxes low
- Excerpt:"Keeping more money in taxpayers’pockets provides greater control over their financial well being."
Valuing life and constitutional freedoms
- Excerpt:"It is important to value life from the womb to the grave. Our constitutional freedoms must be protected through adhering to the original intent of our foundational document."
Promoting Free Enterprise
- Excerpt:"Personal initiative and the drive for success and innovation is promoted through the free enterprise system."
- Excerpt:"Graduation rates must be improved through defined standards, accountability and equipping students for success in the work force and higher education."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Summers served on these committees:
- Education Committee, Colorado House of Representatives
- Health and Environment Committee, Colorado House of Representatives, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Summers served on these committees:
Summers provided answers to the Colorado State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he replied:
"Base level funding for higher education.
Budget reform that addresses current conflicts and restraints of constitutional provisions, including making transportation a higher priority within the state budget structure.Balanced energy policy that promotes repsponsible energy development in the state without creating onerous regulations and additional taxation at the same time."
Summers's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 09-1214 - School District Reporting Requirements
- HB 09-1285 - Government Data Sharing
- HB 09-1288 - Colorado Taxpayer Transparency Act
- SB 10-191 - Quality Instruction Through Educator Effectiveness 
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Colorado Senate Bill 57
As a member of the Colorado House Education Committee, Summers voted in support of Colorado Senate Bill 57, also known as the Public School Financial Transparency Act, a bill to create transparency in state education expenditures.
Redistricting has drawn Summers into the same senate and house legislative district as two other incumbents of the state house, Max Tyler and Andrew Kerr. As a result, both Summers and Kerr chose to run in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 22. Summers faced no primary challenge and was defeated by Kerr in the general election.
|Colorado State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012|
Summers ran for re-election to the 22nd District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 10 primary. Summers defeated Chris Radeff (D) in the November 2 general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 22 General election (2010)|
|Kenneth Summers (R)||16,702|
|Chris Radeff (D)||11,086|
Summers raised $45,948 for his campaign, while Ryckman raised $41,078.
|Colorado State House, District 22 (2008)|
|Kenneth Summers (R)||19,107|
|Camille Ryckman (D)||15,922|
In 2010, Summers raised $37,997 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|Copic Insurance Small Donor Committee||$2,000|
|Jefferson County Republican:||$1,305|
|Colorado Association Of Realtors Small Donor Committee||$1,000|
Below are Summers's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CO Assoc of Realtors||$1,500|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$400|
|CO Assoc of Commerce & Industry||$400|
|CO Medical Society||$400|
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- Official campaign website
- Colorado House of Representatives - Rep. Kenneth Summers
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Kenneth Summers on Facebook
- Kenneth Summers on Twitter
- Kenneth Summers on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Summers
- "kensummers," Official Campaign Website
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Summers Issue Positions
- Colorado News Agency, "Teacher's Union Shaken, Allies Divided by Passage of Tenure Reform," May 12, 2010
- "Redrawn Colorado House District 23 throws together trio of legislators," denverpost.com, December 8, 2011
- 2008 general election results, Colorado
- Colorado House spending, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Colorado House District 22
| Succeeded by|
Justin Everett (R)