Bob Dixon, a Missouri State Senator, is currently serving as a member of the Missouri State Senate. In regards to his political beliefs and stance, he identifies as part of the Republican party. Prior to assuming his current position in the Missouri State Senate in 2011, Dixon served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives for eight years before being elected into the Missouri State Senate on November 2, 2010.
Personal Life of Missouri State Senator Bob Dixon
After graduating from high school, Dixon decided to continue his graduation and attend a four year institution. He first decided upon Southwest Missouri State University, where he then went on to graduate from and obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in Business Administration from Drury University. After graduating, Dixon went on to work for Heartland Payment Systems as a Relationship Manager.
Political Career of Bob Dixon
Dixon was first elected into the Missouri House of Representatives in 2003. He served for many years, running for reelection. In 2008, he ran for reelection into the Missouri House of Representatives for the last time. He ran unopposed, however, representing District 140 of the state of Missouri. Dixon received 15,685 total votes. During the 2008 campaign, he raised $49,452.
In 2010, Dixon decided to take the next step in his political career by running for election into the Missouri State Senate. This time, however, he was not unopposed. Dixon was running against Democratic candidate Michael Hoeman. In the end, however, Dixon reigned victorious, winning the election with 33,715 votes. Hoeman, on the other hand, was only able to round up 18,272 total votes. Dixon assumed his position in the Missouri State Senate in January of 2011 following the November 2010 election.
In 2014, Dixon ran for reelection into the Missouri state Senate. The primary election took place on August 5, 2014 and the general election was held on November 4, 2014. In both the primary election and the general election, Dixon ran unopposed, keeping his position in the Missouri State Senate.
In 2015, Dixon announced to the world that he would be running to become Governor of the state of Missouri in 2016. However, after a four month campaign, Dixon dropped out of the race, keeping his position in the Missouri State Senate. His current term will end on January 7, 2019. He is unable to run for reelection again this year, however, as only two terms in the Missouri State Senate are allowed.
Throughout his political career, Dixon has served as a member of the following committees: Economic Development; Chair of Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence; Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics; Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety; Ways and Means; Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect; Chair of the Joint Committee on Legislative Research; Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on the Justice System; Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections; Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government; Joint Committee on Legislative Research; and the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight.