Brian Calley

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WGVU’s Decision 2018 continues the countdown to the August 7th primary profiling the gubernatorial candidates. WGVU asks Republican Brian Calley three questions.

Q: What is your plan for expanding the state’s economy?

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A statewide poll asks Michigan voters which of the gubernatorial candidates are recognizable and appealing leading up to the November elections. 

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently surveyed 600 registered Michigan voters likely to vote in the upcoming November midterm election.

Survey respondents were asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of gubernatorial candidates. The pollster selected Republicans Brian Calley,

Latest Epic-MRA poll: breaking down the numbers

Mar 2, 2018


Lansing-based EPIC-MRA released its February statewide survey of 600 voters who say they’ll likely head to the polls in the November 2018 election.

Of those 600 voters, 42-percent consider themselves Democrats, 39-percent identify Republican and 13-percent claimed to be Independent. The remaining 7-percent are undecided or categorized as “other/refused.”

The all were asked if they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of prominent gubernatorial candidates.

Michigan Lt. Governor Calley enters gubernatorial race

Nov 28, 2017

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will seek a promotion to governor next year. The Republican launched his long-expected candidacy Tuesday while vowing to continue an economic rebound that has resulted in the addition of more than a half million jobs in Michigan.

Calley touts the Michigan unemployment rate at a 17-year low this year and says the state leads the Midwest in job creation, ranks sixth nationally and is first in new manufacturing jobs. He told The Associated Press he is running to "continue the comeback" and to "make Michigan the most prosperous state in the nation."

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is starting a new effort to make Michigan's Legislature part-time.

The Detroit News reports  Calley's Clean Michigan Committee announced Monday it submitted a new petition with revised language to the Secretary of State.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley speaks on the Capitol steps about special education reforms at an October rally.
Courtesy photo / Michigan Governor's Office

While most of the rallies these days are focused on presidential candidates, a different kind of rally took place on the State Capitol lawn. 

Parents, lawmakers and advocates gathered on Wednesday to raise awareness for the needs of special education students.

A recent package of bills banning the use of restraint and seclusion in classrooms except in cases of an emergency is making its way through the legislature.

This legislation came from a recommendation by the Special Education Reform Task Force.

Gov. Rick Snyder has created a task force to recommend changes to Michigan's special education system to help special needs children reach their potential.

The task force announced Friday is led by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who has a daughter with autism.

Calley recently participated in a statewide listening tour about special education.

He says in a statement: "All children deserve a chance to lead self-determined and independent lives."