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Biography: Dr. John Bizon
A History of Service to the People of Southwest Michigan
Dr. John Bizon, 66, has spent his entire life serving the people of Michigan and the United States. Born in Detroit, he grew up in Allen Park, MI, where his father was a butcher for the local community. He is proud of his working class roots and strong Christian heritage.
John attended Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology in 1977. Thanks to a military scholarship program, he was able to enroll in medical school at Wayne State University. Soon thereafter, he entered the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Flight Surgeon’s School. John spent the next four years in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base near Marquette, while also completing his residency in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) clinical medicine.
New orders sent Dr. Bizon to Clark Air Force base in the Philippines. John and his son
Photo Above: Dr. Bizon served in the U.S. Air Force in the U.P and at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel.
were active members of the local Boy Scouts organization. While there, John and a helicopter rescue squadron “adopted” a school for the deaf in the remote mountains east of Manila. John treated the students for otologic diseases and many other maladies during frequent trips to the school via helicopter. Eventually, he attainted the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force.
When John’s father passed away, John decided to return to Michigan to be closer to family. Dr. Joe Schwarz, who had just been elected to the Michigan State Senate, invited John to join his medical practice in Battle Creek. (Schwarz later went on to be a Republican U.S. Congressman.)
Photo Above: Dr. Bizon checks on a patient in the recovery room following surgery. During his long medical career, John has treated thousands of patients from all over southern Michigan.
Photo Above: John and his wife, Debbie, have been married for more than 43 years. They have four ground children and six grandchildren, two of whom are shown above during a backyard visit.
As Dr. Bizon’s new medical practice grew, so did his leadership skills. He was elected President of the Calhoun County Medical Society and later became Chief of Medical Staff at Battle Creek Health System (now Bronson Battle Creek). After several years of task force and committee service at the state level, he was elected President of the Michigan State Medical Society for 2012-13. Today, Dr. Bizon continues to see patients at his clinic just south of Battle Creek and thousands of people in southwest Michigan can testify to his skill, expertise and compassion.
In 2014, duty called again. Concerned about runaway medical costs and the state's economy, Dr. Bizon decided to run for State Representative in 2014. Despite having no previous political experience, voters elected him to represent House District 19, ousting a Democrat challenger in what had been a solid Democrat district for many years. John won re-election in 2016 in another hard-fought campaign, despite being heavily out-spent by the Democrats.
During his time in the state House, Dr. Bizon has worked hard to bring economic growth, educational reform and governmental accountability to the local area. And he knows there’s much work yet to be done in Lansing. That’s why he recently decided to run for the Michigan Senate in District 19, which includes Barry, Calhoun and Ionia counties. (See district map.)
Quote: “I’m eager to build on the progress we’ve made together during my time in the House of Representatives,.We can’t afford to go back to the ‘bad old days’ of high taxes, job losses and stifling bureaucracy. State government should serve the people of Michigan, not lobbyists or backroom power brokers. With your help, that’s exactly what I’ll do in the Michigan Senate.”
As the campaign builds momentum, Dr. Bizon is visiting every corner of Senate District 19 (Barry, Calhoun and Ionia counties), from the farms and forests to the cities and villages of the tri-county area. He is meeting with local officials, small business owners, farmers, seniors, students, teachers and parents to find out what they care about most – and how he can represent their interests in Lansing.
John and his wife, Debbie, have been married for more than 43 years. Together, they have raised four adult children, two of whom are now practicing doctors in south-central Michigan. They also have six grandchildren. Faithful church goers, John and Debbie have attended St. Philip and St. Joseph churches for nearly 30 years.
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Photo Above: Dr. Bizon takes a short break during a visit to downtown Hastings in Barry County. He is traveling to every part of the tri-county area during the campaign.