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John Calhoun (Michigan)

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John Calhoun
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 65
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sSpring Arbor University
Personal
Place of birthTecumseh, Michigan
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Campaign website
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John Calhoun was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 65 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]

In 2012, he was elected as the Jackson County, Michigan Columbia Township treasurer. His term runs until 2016.[2]

Biography

A Michigan native, Calhoun grew up in Tecumseh. He earned his B.A. in Human Resource Management at Spring Arbor University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and for the United Parcel Services in various roles including logistics manager, international controller (Mexico), Michigan district financial manager and delivery driver from 1967 through 2004.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Calhoun's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Roads / Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "Better Distribution of road funding to allow local units to prioritize projects based on the needs of the community"

Economic Opportunities / Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Create a barrier free atmosphere for capital investment through the state tax code."

Education / Vocation

  • Excerpt: "School accountability"

Part Time Legislature

  • Excerpt: "The concept of a part-time citizen legislator should be explored as it seems to work in many other states."

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Bonnie Johnson defeated Ed Peterson in the Democratic primary. Six challengers ran in the Republican primary; Brett Roberts came in first with John Calhoun following. Roberts defeated Johnson and Ronald Muszynski (L) in the general election.[5][6][1][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 65 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Roberts 57% 15,955
     Democratic Bonnie Johnson 39.6% 11,077
     Libertarian Ronald Muszynski 3.5% 971
Total Votes 28,003
Michigan House of Representatives, District 65 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Johnson 57.9% 1,547
Ed Peterson 42.1% 1,123
Total Votes 2,670
Michigan House of Representatives, District 65 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrett Roberts 26.3% 1,691
John Calhoun 25.1% 1,614
Robert Sutherby 21.7% 1,392
James Stormont 16.8% 1,080
Dale Moretz 8.2% 527
Dan Fulara 1.8% 115
Total Votes 6,419

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Calhoun's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners
  • Small Business Association of Michigan
  • National Rifle Association
  • Michigan Pork Producers Association
  • Michigan Townships Association
  • Hank Choate
  • Mike Swope
  • Colleen Gibbs
  • Benjamin J. Soltis
  • David K. Elwell
  • Phil Duckham
  • Jim Spink
  • Harvey Hawkins
  • Bob Elrod
  • Robert Jacokes
  • Phil Preston
  • Mary France
  • Julie Wilson
  • Colleen Gibbs

Personal

Calhoun and his wife, Jacqueline, live in Clark Lake, Michigan. They have two sons.[3]

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