|Michigan House of Representatives District 87|
|January 1. 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
|Ph.D.||National University of Health Sciences, 1989|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1982-1985|
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.
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.
Though recent polling shows that, a large percentage of teachers nationwide consider themselves 'conservative," of the 91 candidates for the Michigan State Senate and House, only three are Republicans.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Callton has been appointed to these committees:
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Callton Incumbent||61.6%||26,454|
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)|
|Mike Callton (R)||22,297|
|Greg Grives (D)||8,720|
|Bob Willett (L)||1,406|
In 2010, Callton raised $121,939 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Association Of Chiropractors||$4,500|
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Mike Callton received a 69% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Callton and his wife Shelly have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "New GOP House Candidate Is One of Top Recipients for Teacher Union Money
- "MEA Concedes Large Percentage of 'Conservative' Teachers, Endorses 97% Democrats'
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- 2010 contributions
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
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