|Julie Calley, center, with husband Brian, son Collin, and Gov. Snyder|
By Brandon Hall
Ionia County Commissioner Julie Calley will soon announce her campaign for State House in the 87th District.
The position, currently occupied by Mike Callton, was formerly held by her husband, Lt. Governor Brian Calley.
According to Nick Grenke at the Sentinel Standard:
"The chairwoman of the Ionia County Board of Commissioners is expected to run for the Michigan House of Representatives next year.
Republican Julie Calley of Portland said she intends to make an official announcement in January. She will be running to replace Republican Rep. Mike Callton of Nashville, who was first elected to the house in 2010. His term will expire on Dec. 31, 2016.
“Our state has come a long way in the last several years, and I would like the opportunity to build on that momentum,” Calley said. “Being born and raised in Ionia County has been such a blessing, and I wish to give back to the community I still call home...”
Calley was voted the as chairwoman of the Ionia Board of Commissioners in 2015 and has served on the board since 2008.
“Our district demonstrates both a tremendous work ethic and common sense decision-making; elements which are needed at the state level. It would be an honor to carry our values to Lansing and serve the citizens of the 87th,” Calley said."
|Julie Calley (Via The Sentinel-Standard)|
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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