|Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
|January 1, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||John D. Cherry (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||Two terms|
|Michigan House of Representatives District|
|2003 - 2011|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University (1998)|
|Master's||Grand Valley State University (2000)|
|Date of birth||March 25, 1977|
|Place of birth||Dearborn, Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Calley faced Wes Nakagiri in the state Republican convention on August 23, 2014, and received enough precinct delegates to hold off the primary challenge. Gov. Rick Snyder announced his desire to see Calley join him on the ticket, but party rules dictated that the convention's delegates select nominees rather than the general public. Eleven employees from the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices sought delegate seats in the primary. There was also an influx of money from the Michigan Advocacy Trust, which distributed mailers supporting pro-Calley candidates in Clinton County Calley defeated Nakagiri during the convention, with reports noting that the lieutenant governor received at least 60 percent of delegate votes.
During high school, Calley volunteered for the local Republican Party, and joined its executive committee after graduation from Ionia, Michigan High School in 1995. Calley attended Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in business administration in 1998. He then earned a Master of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2000, pursuing a career in banking.
Calley was elected to the Ionia County Board of Commissioners in 2002, serving for four years until his election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During his tenure as a County Commissioner, he served on the Mid-South Substance Abuse Council, Ionia County Economic Alliance Board of Directors, Local Emergency Planning Committee and Ionia County Personnel Finance Committee.
- 1995: Michigan High School
- 1998: Michigan State University, Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
- 2000: Grand Valley State University, Master of Business Administration
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (2011-Present)
Michigan House of Representatives (2007-2011)
At the beginning of the 2009-2010 session, Calley served on the following committees:
Property tax reform
Calley introduced HJR B in 2009, a bill that would change the Michigan Constitution to prohibit property taxes on a home from increasing when the value decreases. He stated if the Michigan Legislature did not place the measure on the 2010 ballot, he would organize a statewide petition to do so by referendum.
Michigan Merit Curriculum
In 2006, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed into law rigorous new statewide graduation requirements known as the "Michigan Merit Curriculum." Critics claimed the new requirements would divert resources from advanced placement classes, are too rigid and the sudden additional requirements would subsequently increase the drop-out rate in Michigan. In March 2009, Calley introduced HB 4534 which would institute the previous graduation requirements.
Key votes of 2009-2010
- Click below to see how Rep. Calley voted.
- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
- Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
- List of all of Brian Calley’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Brian Calley’s 86 missed roll-call votes
Calley ran for re-election as Michigan Lieutenant Governor in 2014, alongside incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder. Calley did not appear on the August 5 primary ballot, but defeated a challenge from Wes Nakagiri during the state Republican convention on August 23. He and Snyder faced the Democratic ticket of Mark Schauer and Lisa Brown, in addition to three minor party tickets, in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 2014|
|Republican||Rick Snyder/Brian Calley Incumbent||50.9%||1,607,399|
|Democratic||Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown||46.9%||1,479,057|
|Libertarian||Mary Buzuma/Scott Boman||1.1%||35,723|
|U.S. Taxpayers||Mark McFarlin/Richard Mendoza||0.6%||19,368|
|Green||Paul Homeniuk/Candace R. Caveny||0.5%||14,934|
|Election Results via Michigan Department of State.|
Calley was elected for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan in 2010. He defeated Brenda Lawrence (D), Lynn Meadows (G), Erwin J. Haas (L) and Chris Levels (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
On November 4, 2008, Brian Calley ran for District 87 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Greg Grieves, Phillip Adams and Joseph Gillotte. Calley was unopposed in the Republican primary.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 87|
|Brian Calley (R)||29,583|
|Greg Grieves (D)||14,360|
|Phillip Adams (UST)||1,267|
|Joseph Gillotte (L)||975|
In August 2006, Calley won the 87th House District Republican primary in a 7 person race, subsequently going on to win the general election.
- 2006 Michigan House of Representatives - 87th District Election
- Brian Calley (R), 56.3%
- Doug Kalnbach (D), 40.6%
- Walt Herwarth (Constitution), 1.0%
Comprehensive donor information for Calley is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Calley raised a total of $387,505 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.
|Brian Calley's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Lieutenant Governor of Michigan*||$0|
|2010||Michigan State Senate District 33**||$236,471|
|2010||Lieutenant Governor of Michigan*||$0|
|2008||Michigan State House District 87||$66,060|
|2006||Michigan State House District 87||$84,974|
|Grand Total Raised||$387,505|
|*These funds represent a joint-ticket race with Governor Rick Snyder. **Calley withdrew from the State Senate race in 2010.|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Brian Calley's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Brian Calley's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of Michigan
Michigan House of Representatives
Michigan House of Representatives
|Total Raised by General Election Opponents||$0||$0||$13,161|
|Top 5 contributions||Brian Calley||$10,495||Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,742||Brian Calley||$30,595|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$10,000||Principled Leadership Fund||$4,000||Michigan Bankers Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$10,000||Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$3,000||Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,000|
|Business Leaders for Michigan||$10,000||Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$3,000||Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$10,000||Comerica Inc||$2,800||Michigan Association of Realtors||$2,500|
He and his wife Julie Calley have two children.
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- Governor of Michigan
- Michigan Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
- Lieutenant Governor
- Michigan Secretary of State
- Brian Calley's personal website
- Michigan House Republicans - Brian Calley
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Brian Calley
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Project VoteSmart, "Biography" accessed October 9, 2012
- MLive.com, "Michigan 2014 Primary: Snyder staffers run for precinct posts with Calley nomination on the line," August 4, 2014
- Detroit Free Press, "GOP chooses Calley over Nakagiri for lieutenant governor," August 23, 2014
- ChurchHacks.com » Blog Archive » Interview with Brian Calley, State Representative-Elect (dead link)
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Brian N. Calley (MI)"
- Representative Brian Calley :: House District 87
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley," February 17, 2012
- Lieutenant Governor Website, "Calley Biography" accessed October 9, 2012
- Small Business Association of Michigan, "Representative Brian Calley Puts People First; Not Politics," 2008
- MLive, "Market down, property taxes up," February 24, 2008
- Michigan Legislative Website, "House Bill 4534 (2009)"
- WoodTV, "Nakagiri submits signatures to run against Calley," accessed May 5, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008," accessed February 13, 2013
- Michigan Department of State, " Michigan House of Representatives District 87 Primary Election 2008," accessed February 13, 2013
- Michigan Secretary of State, "General election results 2006," accessed February 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Brian N. Calley," accessed July 12, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
John D. Cherry (D)
|Michigan Lieutenant Governor
| Succeeded by|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 87
| Succeeded by|
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