DEARBORN, MICHIGAN – State Representative Dr. Mike Callton (R-Nashville) – the first chiropractor elected to the Michigan Legislature – was named “Chiropractor of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) at their Fall 2013 Convention & Exhibition in Dearborn. He received this coveted award “in appreciation for valuable leadership, service, and dedication above and beyond the call of duty to the chiropractic profession.”
For decades, it was the dream of Michigan’s chiropractic community to have one of their own in the Michigan Legislature. That dream came true in January of 2011, when Dr. Mike Callton of Nashville was sworn in as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives.
Now serving in his second term, Dr. Callton has been a champion for his constituents and his profession. Last session, he actively opposed changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault system that would deprive auto accident victims of needed medical care. This year, he is the driving force behind the Transparency in Coverage Act, House Bills 4875, 4876, and 4877, health care insurance consumer protection legislation that aims to add more transparency to insurance coverage across our state.
A National University of Health Sciences grad, Dr. Callton is serving his second term as Vice Chair of the Health Policy Committee, the body charged with evaluating legislation regarding health care. He also currently serves as Chair of the Financial Services Committee and as a member of the Elections and Ethics Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee, and the Financial Liability Reform Committee.
Dr. Callton’s district includes all of Barry County and part of Ionia County, including the townships of Boston, Campbell, Danby, Keene, Lyons, North Plains, Odessa, Orange, Portland, Sebewa, part of Berlin township and the city of Portland. He is the owner of Nashville Chiropractic Center, and served six years as a Barry County commissioner. He also served as a member of the Nashville Village Council and the Maple Valley Board of Education. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982 to 1985.