Bizon tries again for 10th Congressional District seat

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published November 22, 2019

 Kimberly Bizon

Kimberly Bizon

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Kimberly Bizon has entered the race for Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.

Bizon, of Lexington, announced her candidacy Nov. 18 for the Democratic 2020 ticket for the district.

This will be Bizon’s second attempt to claim the seat after she entered the 2018 race with the hopes of unseating Republican Paul Mitchell, who currently represents the 10th District.

Mitchell announced earlier this year he won’t seek re-election in 2020.

“I still believe it’s important that the residents have representation that represents the people, not just big business,” Bizon states in a news release.

Bizon grew up on a small family farm in Yale, and has resided for the past several years in the Sanilac County village of Lexington.

“We need strong leadership to fight the divisiveness that is gripping our nation,” she said. “When you focus on people and communities identity politics goes away.”

Bizon said she wants to represent the future to combat climate change.

In October, retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum announced his candidacy for the 10th district. Slocum commanded the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township for five years, retiring earlier this year.

Michigan’s 10th Congressional District includes parts of Macomb and Tuscola counties, as well as all of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair and Sanilac counties.