MARQUETTE — Any time the Lieutenant Governor is in town, a crowd follows. But this weekend, the crowd would have been there anyway.

The reason: Brian Calley made his U.P. appearance Saturday morning at the Marquette Commons, right next to the bustling farmer’s market. There, the governor spoke to members of the media about a number of topics.

“I’ve personally spent or dedicated a tremendous amount of time the first half of this year working on the recovery efforts in Flint. And now that so many of the things are underway and moving there, I felt it was important to really important to get back out across the entire state and catch up with people and understand some of the things that are important to them and share some of the things that we have going on at the state level.”

Beyond Flint’s recovery process, Calley took the time to touch on the upcoming 1st Congressional District election.

“I’m really looking forward to talking with and working on, in that election in particular, with the local republicans. This has really become such a strong network or strong political movement.”

Calley also added comments on gun control and unemployment across Michigan before his time with the media concluded.