Brian Calley is the Lt. Governor of Michigan. He ran with Rick Snyder in 2010 and they were re-elected in 2014.
Previous to being second to Governor Snyder, he was a community banker for ten years.
He was elected twice to the Ionia County Board of Commissioners while in the public sector.
He later left banking to run for State Representative.
Calley has been behind some major tax cuts in Michigan changing the state's ranking in the nation for business climate and corporate tax.
He is in favor of smaller and more efficient government, efforting to reduce many rules and regulations in Michigan.
Michigan's unemployment rate is at a 17-year low and the state is #1 in the country for creating manufacturing jobs.
He led the Mental Health and Wellness Commission, the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board and the Mental Health Diversion Council. He is a nationally recognized Autism advocate.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University and is working to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities through the "MI Hidden Talent" initiative.
He lives in Portland with his wife and their three children.