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[[Republican]] '''Brian Calley''' of  [[Sunshinereview:Portland, Michigan|Portland]] is the current state representative for the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_87_30744_7.pdf 87th District] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] serving his second term.  
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[[Republican]] '''Brian Calley''' of  [[Sunshinereview:Portland, Michigan|Portland]] is the current state representative for the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_87_30744_7.pdf 87th District] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] serving his second term. Calley is also the Lieutenant Governor-elect of Michigan
  
Calley is running for Lt. Governor in 2010.
 
  
 
During High School, Calley volunteered for the local [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party]], and joined its executive committee after graduation from [[Ionia, Michigan|Ionia]] High School in 1995. <ref>[http://www.churchhacks.com/2006/12/16/interview-with-brian-calley-state-representative-elect/ ChurchHacks.com » Blog Archive » Interview with Brian Calley, State Representative-Elect<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> Calley attended [[Michigan State University]], graduating with a Bachelor's degree in business administration in 1998. He then earned a [[Master of Business Administration|MBA]] from [[Grand Valley State University]] in 2000, pursuing a career in banking. He and his wife Julie Calley have two children. <ref>http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65735 Representative Brian N. Calley (MI)</ref>
 
During High School, Calley volunteered for the local [[Republican Party (United States)|Republican Party]], and joined its executive committee after graduation from [[Ionia, Michigan|Ionia]] High School in 1995. <ref>[http://www.churchhacks.com/2006/12/16/interview-with-brian-calley-state-representative-elect/ ChurchHacks.com » Blog Archive » Interview with Brian Calley, State Representative-Elect<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> Calley attended [[Michigan State University]], graduating with a Bachelor's degree in business administration in 1998. He then earned a [[Master of Business Administration|MBA]] from [[Grand Valley State University]] in 2000, pursuing a career in banking. He and his wife Julie Calley have two children. <ref>http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=65735 Representative Brian N. Calley (MI)</ref>

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Brian Calley
BrianCalley.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 87
Lieutenant Governor-elect of Michigan
Assumed office
2007
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House Site

Republican Brian Calley of Portland is the current state representative for the 87th District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving his second term. Calley is also the Lieutenant Governor-elect of Michigan


During High School, Calley volunteered for the local Republican Party, and joined its executive committee after graduation from Ionia High School in 1995. [1] Calley attended Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in business administration in 1998. He then earned a MBA from Grand Valley State University in 2000, pursuing a career in banking. He and his wife Julie Calley have two children. [2]

Previous offices held

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. [3]

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 Minority Vice Chair of House Tax Policy Committee and in addition to sitting on the Health Policy and Banking and Financial Services committees.[4] In 2008, Calley was named the "Legislator of the Year" by the Small Business Association of Michigan.[5]

Calley was unopposed for the 2008 Republican primary for his seat in the state legislature.[6] 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 reelection with 64% of the vote.[7]

  • 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.[8]

Michigan Merit Curriculum

In 2006, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed into law rigorous new statewide graduation requirements known as the "Michigan Merit Curriculum". [9] 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.[10][11][12] In March 2009, Calley introduced HB 4534 which would institute the previous graduation requirements.[13]

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.
  • 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.


More Voting Record Details

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

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

Calley is running for Lt. Governor in 2010. He faced Brenda Lawrence (D), Lynn Meadows (G), Erwin J. Haas (L) and Chris Levels (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 04, 2008, Brian Calley ran for District 87 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Greg Grieves, Phillip Adams, and Joseph Gillotte. [14]

Brian Calley raised $66,060 for his campaign.[15]

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

2008

In 2008 Brian Calley collected $66,060 in donations. [16]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,742
Principled Leadership Fund $4,000
Michigan Health & Hospital Association $3,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $3,000
Comerica Inc. $2,800

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

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

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