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GR Chamber endorses Brian Calley for Governor


The Grand Rapids Area Chamber officially endorsed Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley who is seeking the republican nomination for Governor.  Rick Baker, President & CEO of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce said of their endorsement that they believe he is qualified to maintain Michigan’s come-back trajectory—in reference to the economic recovery following the recession.

The endorsement comes through the chamber’s Political Action Committee, Friends of West Michigan Business. It credits Calley with having an active role in balancing the state’s budget and “significantly improving the tax climate while investing in Michigan roads and bridges.”

Mariano Avila is WGVU's inclusion reporter. He has made a career of bringing voices from the margins to those who need to hear them. Over the course of his career, Mariano has written for major papers in English and Spanish, published in magazines, worked in broadcast, and produced short films, commercials, and nonprofit campaigns. He also briefly served at a foreign consulate, organized for international human rights efforts and has done considerable work connecting marginalized people to religious, educational, and nonprofit institutions through the power of story.