Bob Dixon (Missouri politician)

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Bob Dixon
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Presiding Commissioner of Greene County
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBob Cirtin[1]
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 5, 2011 – December 31, 2018
Preceded byNorma Champion[2]
Succeeded byLincoln Hough[3]
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 140th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – January 5, 2011
Preceded byCharlie Ballard[4]
Succeeded byLincoln Hough[5]
Personal details
Born (1969-05-27) May 27, 1969 (age 49)[6]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Amanda Dixon
ResidenceSpringfield, Missouri
Alma materDrury University (BS, MEd)[7]
Websitebobdixon.com

Bob Dixon (born May 27, 1969) is an American Republican politician currently serving the Missouri State Senate. He formerly served in the Missouri House of Representatives.

A resident of Springfield, Missouri, Dixon was first elected to the House in 2002 and served four terms. Between 2004 and 2008 he served as Majority Caucus Chairman and chaired the House Transportation Committee.

Academic background[edit]

Dixon has a Master of Education degree in Human Services and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, both from Drury University. Dixon graduated high school from the Christian Schools of Springfield. He is a member of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.

Personal life[edit]

Dixon lived as a homosexual for five years as a teenager, attributing his sexual orientation to abuse he endured as a child. In his early 20's, he renounced homosexuality and declared himself heterosexual.[8] He is currently married and he and his wife, Amanda, have three daughters: Grace, Rose, and Olivia. They live in Springfield, Missouri where they are regular members of a local church.

Organization memberships[edit]

Dixon is member to the Rogersville, Springfield, and Strafford chambers of commerce, as well as the Missouri Farm Bureau, the James River Basin Partnership, the North Springfield Betterment Association, the Kiwanis Club of Springfield North, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Dixon serves on the Board of Trustees of the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, the board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Dogwood Trails Council, Inc. and the Board of Associates of New Covenant Academy. Dixon and his wife also serve on the Association of Evangel University Family and Friends Executive Council.

Political positions[edit]

Dixon is a conservative.

Committee and task force service[edit]

Dixon is serving or has served on the following House committees:

  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Standing Committee on Economic Development
  • Trade and Cultural Affairs
  • Criminal Justice Task Force
  • Internet Cyber Crime Task force

Electoral history[edit]

Dixon briefly entered the 2016 gubernatorial election, announcing his bid in July 2015[9] and then dropping out of the race four months later.[10]

Date Position Status Opponent Result Vote share Top-opponent vote share
2002 State Representative Open-seat Christiaan Horton (D) Elected 64.00%[11] 36.00%
2004 State Representative Incumbent Ran unopposed Re-elected 100.00%[12] 0%
2006 State Representative Incumbent Tonya Cunningham (D), Bill Boone (L) Re-elected 63.25%[13] 33.94% (Cunningham)
2008 State Representative Incumbent Ran unopposed Re-elected 100.00%[14] 0%
2010 State Senator Open-seat Michael Hoeman (D) Elected 64.85%[15] 35.15%
2014 State Senator Incumbent Ran unopposed Re-elected 100.00%[16] 0%
2018 Greene County Presiding Commissioner Open-seat Sara Lampe (D) Elected 58.93%[17] 41.07%

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/greene-county-voters-choose-dixon-for-presiding-commissioner/1578536779
  2. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=642040
  3. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=793610
  4. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=27496
  5. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=446413
  6. ^ https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/bluebook/2003-2004/147-211.pdf
  7. ^ https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/bluebook/2003-2004/147-211.pdf
  8. ^ "Mo. lawmaker: Child abuse turned me gay". USA Today. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  9. ^ Griffin, Marshall (July 20, 2015). "Bob Dixon announces run for Republican nomination for Missouri governor". KWMU. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Zimpfer, Travis (November 23, 2015). "Dixon ends bid for GOP governor's nomination". The Missouri Times. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=27496
  12. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=181629
  13. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=309724
  14. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=446413
  15. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=642040
  16. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=793610
  17. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=849957
  • Official Manual, State of Missouri Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State.

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