|Former candidate for |
Wisconsin State Senate District 2
|Profession||Union Business Manager|
Summers is currently the Business Manager for an area Carpenters' union.
Following the news that all six "fake" Democrats had turned in their final paperwork to get on the ballot to the GAB, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced that it would not be running their placeholder candidates in the recalls as they are no longer necessary. Party Chair Mike Tate explained, "The goal of the placeholder candidacies was to create an insurance policy against further Republican attempts to exploit the recall election schedule through dirty tricks and cynical plots."
All three had filed nomination papers with a sufficient number of verified signatures.
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
|Wisconsin State Assembly, District 5 Democratic primary (2010)|
|Mert Summers (D)||1,442||99.72%|
Summers' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Jobs - He cites his experience as business representative for area carpenters in supporting jobs in Wisconsin.
- Taxes - Summers says that he will "protect important tax reforms that stop big corporations from using tax loopholes to pad their pockets at the expense of small business owners and middle class taxpayers." He also says he will "increase accountability at every level by cutting waste.."
- Education - Summers will support "our rural schools first when tough budget cuts need to be made to keep our future workforce strong and competitive in the world economy."
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- List of candidates certified for the November 2, 2010 general election in Wisconsin
- Campaign website biography
- WisPolitics, "At least 15 file nomination papers in 6 recalls targeting GOP senators," June 14, 2011
- WisPolitics, "WisDems: Dems to end placeholder candidacies in recall elections," June 17, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014
- Summers' campaign website on issues