Brian Calley

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Brian Calley
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Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn D. Cherry (D)
Compensation
Base salary$123,900
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives District
2003 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University (1998)
Master'sGrand Valley State University (2000)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 25, 1977
Place of birthDearborn, Michigan
ReligionBaptist
Websites
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]

Biography

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]

Education

  • 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 (2011-Present)

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

Presidential preference

2012

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

Brian Calley endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Michigan House of Representatives (2007-2011)

Calley was a representative for Michigan House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.[6] In 2008, Calley was named the "Legislator of the Year" by the Small Business Association of Michigan.[7]

Committee Assignments

At the beginning of the 2009-2010 session, Calley served on the following committees:

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." 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.[9]

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.

Elections

2010

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.

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. [10] Calley was unopposed in the Republican primary.[11]

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

2006

In August 2006, Calley won the 87th House District Republican primary in a 7 person race, subsequently going on to win the general election.[12]

  • 2006 Michigan House of Representatives - 87th District Election
    • Brian Calley (R), 56.3%
    • Doug Kalnbach (D), 40.6%
    • Walt Herwarth (Constitution), 1.0%

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


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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 87
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Mike Callton
Preceded by
John D. Cherry (D)
Michigan Lieutenant Governor
2011-present
Succeeded by
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