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Mike Callton
Mike Callton.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 87
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Ph.D.National University of Health Sciences, 1989
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1982-1985
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Mike Callton is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 87 since January 1, 2011.

Callton owns Nashville Chiroactic Center.

Callton graduated from Michigan State University in 1981. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences in 1989.


Though he has yet to cast a single vote, Callton is one of just three Republicans to receive campaign donations from the Michigan Education Association- the labor union of the majority of Michigan public school employees.[1]

The union, which opposes tax and budget cuts, donated $5,000 to Callton's campaign- more than they gave to the Speaker of the Michigan House and equal to their donation to the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees, among other things, school spending.[1]

Though recent polling shows that, a large percentage of teachers nationwide consider themselves 'conservative,"[2] of the 91 candidates for the Michigan State Senate and House, only three are Republicans.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Callton served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Elections and Ethics
Financial Liability Reform
Financial Services, Chair
Health Policy, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Callton served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Callton won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 87. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Sherry Anderson (D) and Joseph P. Gillotte (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Callton Incumbent 61.6% 26,454
     Democratic Sherry Anderson 34.8% 14,937
     Libertarian Joseph Gillotte 3.6% 1,533
Total Votes 42,924


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Callton won election to the District 87 Seat in 2010. He defeated Michael Bremer and Steve Fabiano in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Greg Grives (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 87 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Callton (R) 22,297
Greg Grives (D) 8,720
Bob Willett (L) 1,406

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Callton raised $121,939 in contributions. [4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Callton, Mike $64,379
Callton, Michael $7,797
Michigan Education Association $5,000
Michigan Association Of Chiropractors $4,500


Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Mike Callton received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]


Callton and his wife Shelly have two children.

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Preceded by
Brian Calley (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 87
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