Charles E. "Charlie" Summers, Jr. (born 1959 in Danville, Illinois) is a Maine politician and the Secretary of State of Maine. He is also a small businessperson and veteran of Iraq War. He was the Republican candidate for United States Congress in Maine's 1st congressional district several times, including a 2008 defeat to Chellie Pingree. In 2008, he campaigned in Maine after serving on active duty with the United States Navy in Baghdad, Iraq. On December 1, 2010, Summers was elected Maine's Secretary of State by the state legislature.