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Mike Callton
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Michigan House of Representatives District 87
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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
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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Callton has been appointed to these committees:



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


In 2010, Callton raised $121,939 in contributions. [3]

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


Callton and his wife Shelly have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Calley
Michigan House of Representatives District 87
Succeeded by