Meet State Senate Candidate Mike Callton
Mike Callton is not new to public service. He's served on the village council in Nashville, where he's been a chiropractor for nearly three decades. He served t on the Barry County Commission and also on the Maple Valley Board of Education. The republican was elected in 2010 to the Michigan House of Representatives and represented the 87th district for he maximum allowed six years. Callton says he is well known in the northern half of the 19th State Senate District. Now he's going door to door meeting people in Battle Creek and Marshall as he challenges State Rep. Dr. John Bizon in the August 7th primary.
While in Lansing, Callton served as Vice Chair of the House Health Policy Committee, and was a member of the Insurance Policy Committee and the House Military, Veterans' Affairs & Homeland Security Committee.
Callton earned a biology degree from Michigan State University in 1981; going on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1985. After leaving the army, he went on to earn a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences in 1989. In 2013 he won the Michigan Association of Chiropractors' Chiropractor of the Year award.
Callton appeared on the WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins and said the number one issue that he hears about when talking with people is the condition of our roads. He says Michigan needs to look at changing Public Act 51 to get more money to communities and townships.
Callton also talked about a need to change Michigan's Auto Insurance Laws to make it more affordable and fair. He says he wouldn't have voted for any of the bills that have come up so far. He says there is over 20 billion dollars in Michigan's catastrophic fund, and he can't understand why the fee was just raised to $192 for each vehicle and says that needs to change. He says we need to have a member of the public on the board that decides what these fees will be.