Bizon sworn in as senator of 19th District

LANSING, Mich.— State Sen. John Bizon, M.D. was sworn in as senator of the 19th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the oath of office.

Bizon was joined in the Senate chamber for the occasion by his wife Deborah; their daughter Catherine Burtrum; and their granddaughter.

“I am honored to serve the people of the 19th District,” said Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “I hope everyone feels free to stop in and chat with any questions or oncerns.”

Bizon’s office is in Room 3400 of the Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building, located at 201 Townsend St. in Lansing, across the street from the Michigan Capitol at the corner of Townsend and Allegan.

Residents can contact Bizon by phone at 517-373-2426 or toll-free at 1-855-347-8019, by email at [email protected], or via U.S. mail by writing to Sen. Dr. John Bizon, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909.

Bizon’s local staff members include Karen Todd of Battle Creek and Ben McLeod of Assyria Township. Todd is director of district affairs and handles Bizon’s constituent cases, district affairs and communications. Most recently, she was a district relations staff member in Bizon’s House of Representatives office.

McLeod, a graduate of Pennfield High School, is office administrator and handles Bizon’s schedule, office matters and light legislative work.

More information about the senator is available at his website,

The 19th Senate District includes Barry, Calhoun and Ionia counties.



Editor’s notes: The above photograph of Bizon is available by clicking on the image. It will also be available at the senator’s website at A video of the swearing-in will be available at