Former 87th Michigan House District Representative Mike Callton, (R-Nashville) officially announced his candidacy this week for State Senate District 19, which covers Barry, Calhoun and Ionia counties.
Callton previously served six years as representative for the 87th District, and termed out in 2016.
During his terms, Callton did not miss a vote. He served as chair of the House Health Policy Committee and was the primary sponsor of eight public acts.
He hopes to follow Sen. Mike Nofs (R-Battle Creek), who will be termed out of the senate in 2018.
"It’s just my way,” Callton said. "I figured the sooner I started talking to people, the better I can serve them later on down the road. It’s a big district and I want to be sure I meet with as many folks as possible.” Callton graduated from Michigan State University, served in the U.S. Army, and returned to earn his doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences.
The owner and operator of the Nashville Chiropractic Center in his hometown, Callton was named Michigan’s Chiropractor of the Year for 2013. He previously served as chair of the Barry County Board of Commissioners.
“I’m really just a guy who sees problems that need fixing,” he said. “And I’m not scared of getting my hands dirty to get the job done.”
Photo: Mike Callton