Bob Dixon (Missouri politician)
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|Presiding Commissioner of Greene County|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Bob Cirtin|
|Member of the Missouri Senate|
from the 30th district
January 5, 2011 – December 31, 2018
|Preceded by||Norma Champion|
|Succeeded by||Lincoln Hough|
|Member of the Missouri House of Representatives|
from the 140th district
January 8, 2003 – January 5, 2011
|Preceded by||Charlie Ballard|
|Succeeded by||Lincoln Hough|
|Born||May 27, 1969|
|Alma mater||Drury University (BS, MEd)|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Dixon is a conservative.
Committee and task force service
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
|Date||Position||Status||Opponent||Result||Vote share||Top-opponent vote share|
|2002||State Representative||Open-seat||Christiaan Horton (D)||Elected||64.00%||36.00%|
|2004||State Representative||Incumbent||Ran unopposed||Re-elected||100.00%||0%|
|2006||State Representative||Incumbent||Tonya Cunningham (D), Bill Boone (L)||Re-elected||63.25%||33.94% (Cunningham)|
|2008||State Representative||Incumbent||Ran unopposed||Re-elected||100.00%||0%|
|2010||State Senator||Open-seat||Michael Hoeman (D)||Elected||64.85%||35.15%|
|2014||State Senator||Incumbent||Ran unopposed||Re-elected||100.00%||0%|
|2018||Greene County Presiding Commissioner||Open-seat||Sara Lampe (D)||Elected||58.93%||41.07%|
- "Mo. lawmaker: Child abuse turned me gay". USA Today. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
- Griffin, Marshall (July 20, 2015). "Bob Dixon announces run for Republican nomination for Missouri governor". KWMU. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- Zimpfer, Travis (November 23, 2015). "Dixon ends bid for GOP governor's nomination". The Missouri Times. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- Official Manual, State of Missouri Jefferson City, MO: Secretary of State.