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Brian Calley
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 2011 - Present
Years in position 4
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives District
2003 - 2011
Bachelor'sMichigan State University (1998)
Master'sGrand Valley State University (2000)
Date of birthMarch 25, 1977
Place of birthDearborn, Michigan
Office website
Brian Calley (born March 25, 1977) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Michigan and a former state representative for the 87th District of the Michigan House of Representatives, having served from 2007 to 2011. Calley was elected as the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan in 2010.[1]


During high school, Calley volunteered for the local Republican Party, and joined its executive committee after graduation from Ionia, Michigan High School in 1995. [2] 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. He and his wife Julie Calley have two children. [3]

Calley was elected to the Ionia County Board of Commissioners in 2002, He served 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. [4]


  • 1995: Michigan High School
  • 1998: Michigan State University, Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
  • 2000: Grand Valley State University, Master of Business Administration[1]

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 2010-Present

Calley was elected as the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan in 2010.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives 2007-2011

Calley was a representative for Michigan House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.[5]

Political campaign history

In August 2006, Calley won the 87th House District Republican primary in a 7 person race, subsequently going on to win the general election of that same year. He currently serves as the Ranking Member, Minority Vice Chair of House Tax Policy Committee and in addition to sitting on the Health Policy and Banking and Financial Services committees.[6] In 2008, Calley was named the "Legislator of the Year" by the Small Business Association of Michigan.[7]

Calley was unopposed for the 2008 Republican primary for his seat in the state legislature.[8] He faced Democratic candidate Greg Grieves, Libertarian candidate Joseph P. Gillotte and U.S. Taxpayers candidate Phillip Peter Adams in the 2008 general election, winning re-election with 64% of the vote.[9]

  • 2008 Michigan House of Representatives - 87th District Election
    • Brian Calley (R), 64.1%
    • Greg Grieves (D), 31.2%
    • Phillip Peter Adams (Constitution), 2.7%
    • Joseph P. Gillotte (Libertarian), 2.1%
  • 2006 Michigan House of Representatives - 87th District Election
    • Brian Calley (R), 56.3%
    • Doug Kalnbach (D), 40.6%
    • Walt Herwarth (Constitution), 1.0%

Voting record

Property tax reform

Calley introduced in 2009 HJR B 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 does not place the measure on the 2010 ballot, he will organize a statewide petition to do so by referendum.[10]

Michigan Merit Curriculum

In 2006, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed into law rigorous new statewide graduation requirements known as the "Michigan Merit Curriculum."[11] Critics claim the new requirements divert resources from advanced placement classes, are too rigid and the sudden additional requirements will subsequently increase the drop-out rate in Michigan.[12][13][14] In March 2009, Calley introduced HB 4534 which would institute the previous graduation requirements.[15]

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative 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.
  • 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.

More voting record details

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Brian Calley endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [16]



See also: Michigan lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Calley won election for Michigan's Lt. Governor 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 04, 2008, Brian Calley ran for District 87 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Greg Grieves, Phillip Adams, and Joseph Gillotte. [17]

Brian Calley raised $66,060 for his campaign.[18]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Calley (R) 29,583
Greg Grieves (D) 14,360
Phillip Adams (UST) 1,267
Joseph Gillotte (L) 975

Campaign donors

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.[19] Click [show] for more information.

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


Rep. Brian Calley
N-1191 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0842

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Project VoteSmart "Biography" Accessed October 9, 2012
  2. ChurchHacks.com » Blog Archive » Interview with Brian Calley, State Representative-Elect
  3. http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65735 Representative Brian N. Calley (MI)
  4. Representative Brian Calley :: House District 87
  5. Lieutenant Governor Website "Calley Biography" Accessed October 9, 2012
  6. http://gophouse.com/readarticle.asp?id=5306&District=87
  7. http://www.sbam.org/content.php?id=1157 Representative Brian Calley Puts People First; Not Politics
  8. http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08PRI/08087000.html
  9. http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/08GEN/08076000.html 87th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position
  10. http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/business/index.ssf/2008/02/market_down_property_taxes_up.html
  11. http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-38924---,00.html
  12. http://www.countypress.com/stories/032209/loc_20090322060.shtml
  13. http://www.cadillacnews.com/story_news/?story_id=766065&year=2009
  14. http://blog.mlive.com/bctimes/2008/07/bay_city_high_schools_to_switc.html
  15. http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2009-HB-4534
  16. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley," February 17, 2012
  17. Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  18. Follow the Money's report on Calley's 2008 campaign contributions
  19. Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
Political offices
Preceded by
Michigan House of Representatives District 87
Succeeded by
Mike Callton