Mike Callton

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Mike Callton
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Michigan House of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Republican
Website House site
Mike Callton is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 87 since January 1, 2011.

Controversy

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

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

2010

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

Personal

Callton and his wife Shelly have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Calley
Michigan House of Representatives District 87
2011–present
Succeeded by
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