A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported me in my 2016 run for U.S. Senate with the Illinois Green Party. I am hopeful that the ideas and positions I advanced will help enrich and enliven the discourse.
My congratulations go to Ms. Duckworth, Senator Kirk, and Mr. McMillen for their spirited campaigns.
Once the election is over, I’ve decided to continue speaking out about the issues through my new personal website at www.ScottSummers.com.
In other words — let’s plan to keep talking!
Scott Summers is the Illinois Green Party’s 2016 candidate for United States Senate.
On November 8, 2016, vote for Green Party candidates!
Scott Summers is an attorney/MBA from Harvard, IL. Formerly an elected trustee at McHenry County College, he now serves as the public guardian and public administrator of McHenry County. He is the author of two “how-to” books published by the American Bar Association.
His priorities include:
- Economic and social policy: A Green New Deal — federal, state, and local programs that will put people back to work; $15 per hour minimum wage; promotion of community economics; single payer health care; equal educational opportunities via tax reform.
- Monetary reform: a financial transactions tax; changes to the Federal Reserve system; quantitative easing for citizens (e.g., write downs of student and home mortgage loans); cap credit card interest rates
- Peace: reduce military spending; develop international military “go teams” for protection of civilians in conflict areas and as first responders to natural disasters.
- Ecology: slow global warming; accelerate work on green infrastructure
This Friday, Veracity in Defiance organized a forum at the Green Party Headquarters in Wicker Park. I was given the opportunity to explain my positions on major issues and then answer questions from... READ MORE
Reboot Illinois just published their 2016 questionnaire, which covers voter ID laws, the national heroin crisis, and public/private partnerships, to name a few. You can see my responses alongside those of the other... READ MORE
I’ve just completed a questionnaire through Votersedge.org that covers my stances on major issues such as climate control, education, and health care, among many others. You can see the responses by following this... READ MORE
The tobacco settlement some years back was based on the premise that smokers, and not U.S. taxpayers as a whole, should be the ones responsible for healthcare costs associated with smoking. In a... READ MORE
Scott will be in Houston August 4th through 7th to attend the Green Party’s annual meeting. On Saturday, he and other members of the Illinois delegation will join Greens from across the nation... READ MORE
The deadline for filing objections to nominating petitions now has passed. And in the face of over 50,000 signatures of voters from throughout the state, no political operatives saw fit to object. So... READ MORE