State Representative Dr. John Bizon will seek another term

State Representative Dr. John Bizon announced Tuesday, on the Richard Piet Show, that he will seek re-election.

Bizon, R-Battle Creek, has represented the 62nd House District covering the cities of Battle Creek, Springfield and Albion; and the townships of Albion, Bedford, Clarence, Convis, Lee, Pennfield and Sheridan.

“Michigan is headed in the right direction, but I believe there is more work to be done to keep moving Michigan forward,” said Bizon. “I will continue to focus on common-sense solutions for the 62nd District, and investing in a world class education system to prepare our children to fill the economic opportunities right here in our community.”

Bizon, can serve as state representative two more terms before term limits bar him from re-election.

“I would like to earn the support and vote of individuals and families in the 62nd District, and if I am honored with their support, I will continue to fight for the common-sense values we hold dear,” Bizon said in announcing his re-election plan. “Over the course of my first 16 months in office, I have been able to sponsor or co-sponsor 114 bills and resolutions, ranging from eliminating the pension tax on seniors, creating a license plate to fund a Sojourner Truth Museum in Battle Creek, and providing more transparency to my constituents by making the legislature subject to FOIA.”

Bizon has a bachelor’s degree of science from Michigan State University and a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Bizon is a military veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force, eventually obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. John also is a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, past president of the Calhoun County Medical Society, and a current practicing ear, nose and throat-otolaryngologist in Battle Creek where he has been in medical practice for almost 40 years.

About Dr. John Bizon

Dr. John G. Bizon lives in the city of Battle Creek. After a long career in the military and as a local health care provider in the private sector, John is seeking his second term in office.

Born in Detroit and raised in Allen Park (one of the southern suburbs of Detroit) since the age of two, John attended medical school at Wayne State University and served his first post-graduate year in general surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. John was able to afford medical school thanks to the military’s Health Professions Scholarship Program and was asked by the military to take care of their pilots. After graduating from Flight Surgeon’s school, John spent the next four years in the Upper Peninsula, at what was then KI Sawyer Air Force Base, before completing his residency in Otolaryngology, also known as ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat).

Dr. Bizon was then assigned to Clark Air Force base in the Philippines. Through his son, John participated with the Boy Scouts of America, including treating scouts for trench foot on camping trips. John and a helicopter rescue squadron “adopted” a school for the deaf in the mountains east of Manila where the only access was by hiking or helicopter. There John cared for patients with otologic disease and provided other much needed medical support. John eventually achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

When his father passed away, John decided to return to Michigan to be closer to family. Recently elected Battle Creek State Senator Dr. Joe Schwarz was headed to Lansing and asked John to join his medical practice as Dr. Schwarz assumed increasing legislative responsibilities in the Michigan Senate. Today, John is a clinical private practice physician. Continue reading…