Bright Lights by Lacy Johnson
Bright Lights EP32 Mark Bishofsky

Bright Lights EP32 Mark Bishofsky

November 24, 2021

Mark Bishofsky is respiratory therapist, a grassroots community organizer, and founder of Stop the Mandate MN (stopthemandatemn.org).  Stop the Mandate MN is committed to supporting Minnesotans' freedom of choice in regards to medical mandates.

Bright Lights EP31: Ron Eibensteiner

Bright Lights EP31: Ron Eibensteiner

November 17, 2021

Mr. Eibensteiner has been President of Wyncrest Capital, Inc., an investment company for early-stage technology companies in the area of telecommunications, medical devices and software since 1993. He has served on the Board of Directors for Miromatrix since 2010. Mr. Eibensteiner’s past investment activities include: co-founder of Diametrics Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of blood gas diagnostic systems; a principal investor and Board member of OnHealth Network Company, a web-based publisher of health and wellness information which was later merged with WebMD; principal investor and Board member of BigCharts, Inc., a provider of financial internet content, until its sale to Dow Jones/MarketWatch in June 1999; Chairman of the Board of Prodea Software Corporation, a data-warehousing software company, until its sale to Platinum Technology, Inc.; and principal investor and Board of Director member of Travanti Pharma Inc, a specialty drug delivery firm, until its sale to Teikoku Pharmaceutical in May of 2009. Mr. Eibensteiner also served as a member of the Board of Stellant Software (Nasdaq: STEL) from 1996 until 2001. In 1983, he co-founded Arden Medical Systems and served as its Chief Financial Officer until its sale to Johnson & Johnson in 1987.  Mr. Eibensteiner currently serves as Chairman of the Center of the American Experiment, a public policy group in Minnesota dedicated to solving some of our nation’s most pressing issues and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.  He also serves on the Board of TakeCharge Minnesota, an organization that empowers people to take charge of their lives and not to depend on a group, agency, or government for their well-being. TakeCharge Minnesota strives to unite Americans regardless of background toward a shared history and common set of beliefs and celebrates the successes of all who have achieved the American dream while encouraging people still working to achieve it.

Bright Lights EP30 Michelle Benson

Bright Lights EP30 Michelle Benson

November 10, 2021

Michelle Benson is a State Senator in her fourth term representing portions of Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties.  She serves as the Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee. At the Senate, she has stood up for Minnesota families against state bureaucrats and led the fight against waste, fraud, and abuse in government. She holds the highest lifetime conservative rating of any sitting Minnesota state senator and has earned the respect of her colleagues across the aisle as a consistent fighter. Michelle was raised on a farm near Murdock, MN and currently resides in Ham Lake with her husband Craig and their three children.

Bright Lights EP29: The Best of Bright Lights

Bright Lights EP29: The Best of Bright Lights

November 3, 2021
Special Episode!! Tune in to catch some of the best moments so far! linktr.ee/LacyJohnsonMN
 
Featuring:
Catrin Wigfall, Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment and Director of Educated Teachers MN and Employee Freedom MN
Rev Dean Nelson, Founder, Frederick Douglas Foundation
Kendall Qualls, Founder, Take Charge
Bright Lights EP 28 Dr. Neil Shah

Bright Lights EP 28 Dr. Neil Shah

October 27, 2021

Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Neil Shah is a husband, father, physician, business owner, and son of immigrants. Dr. Shah is a board-certified dermatologist and Medical Director of Clarus Dermatology. Prior to establishing Clarus Dermatology, Dr. Shah started the dermatology department for HealthEast Clinics. Dr. Shah teaches family medicine residents from the North Memorial Hospital and remains active with educating his peers in practice management and cutaneous surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Medical Association, a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Shah is a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Shah completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. with an internship in internal medicine. Before medical school, he graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College with departmental honors in Biology. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, and the Sigma Xi research honor society. A former director of the Twin Cities Medical Society, he also served as a member of the Policy Council for the Minnesota Medical Association. He is past president of the Minnesota Dermatological Society as well as president of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine.

Bright Lights EP 27: Mike Murphy

Bright Lights EP 27: Mike Murphy

October 20, 2021

Mike spent six years working in law enforcement and left the profession due to an injury. Mike is a longtime small business owner for the last 16 years in the printing and shipping industry. In 2016 Mike ran for city council and was elected as a write-in candidate. In October 2019, the office of the Mayor became vacant in Lexington, and Mike stepped in to do the job.  As the Mayor of Lexington, he fights the radical liberal governments in St. Paul and DC with one hand and builds his community with the other. This past year alone, his city has passed an anti-riot act, a ban on tyrannical executive powers, a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary declaration, and decreased taxes.

Bright Lights EP26: Paul Gazelka

Bright Lights EP26: Paul Gazelka

October 13, 2021

Gubernatorial candidate, senator Paul Gazelka was born in St. Paul and grew up on the Iron Range. After graduating with a business degree from Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, he started his business career in Madison, a small town in western Minnesota. For the last 24 years, Paul and his wife Maralee have lived in the Brainerd Lakes area. Paul has always been active in the communities in which he has lived, serving as local Chamber of Commerce president, Kiwanis president, and a local Christian school board leader. As a senate majority leader, Paul has negotiated the last three two-year budgets. All three budgets were negotiated with Democratic governors who wanted to raise taxes, but were able to actually lower taxes each time.  Paul defends the sanctity of life and protects Second Amendment rights.

Bright Lights EP25: Dr. Scott Jensen

Bright Lights EP25: Dr. Scott Jensen

October 6, 2021

Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen has practiced family medicine in Carver County, Minnesota for 35 years.  This is where he and his wife, Mary, a small animal veterinarian, raised their three children – Cristy, anesthesiologist, Matt, an estate attorney, and Jackie, a family doctor.  Dr. Jensen served in the Minnesota Senate (2017-2021) and was vice-chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. He has served many organizations as a board member or chair including Waconia School Board, numerous Rotary and Lions clubs, several Chambers of Commerce, and bank boards.  He is an avid pilot and writer, publishing his first book in 2015, “Relationship Matters.”  In 2001 he founded Catalyst Medical Clinic which now has offices located in Watertown and Chaska.

Bright Lights EP24: Jamil Ford

Bright Lights EP24: Jamil Ford

September 29, 2021

A lifelong North Minneapolis resident, Jamil Ford's  pervading mission in life is to make his home community a better place. Founder of Mobilize Design & Architecture with David Witt, Jamil's work is focused on the Northside of Minneapolis. Highlights of its projects include The Commons at Penn Avenue, a 45-unit affordable housing complex on the north side, and the North Minneapolis Hennepin County human services hub. His favorite part of the job is building relationships; designing buildings that inspire people in the community and the people that occupy the interior space within.

Bright Lights EP23:Mark Globus

Bright Lights EP23:Mark Globus

September 22, 2021

Mark Globus is running for mayor of Minneapolis. Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), where he was active in student government as an activist and was elected as a Student Senator. Founder of Global One Commercial, Mark is a commercial real estate developer. 

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