In 2018, Bob Dixon was elected to the Greene County Commission as Presiding Commissioner.
After graduating Christian Schools of Springfield, he attended Missouri State University. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Drury University in 1997 graduating magna cum laude with departmental distinction. He later returned to Drury, earning a Master of Education, Human Services degree in 2009.
Bob entered public service in 2002 when the people of southeastern Greene County elected him to the Missouri House of Representatives. Voters returned him to the House three more times in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Twice his colleagues elected him to a leadership position as Majority Caucus Chairman. He was appointed both Majority Caucus Chaplain and the Chairman of the Transportation Committee.
In 2010, Dixon was elected to represent the people of Springfield in the State Senate. He was appointed Chair of the Judiciary Committee, serving as the first non-attorney in that post since the 1830s and only the third in state history. Under his leadership, Missouri’s Criminal Code was completely revised for the first time in 35 years. He also led the effort to re-circuit Missouri’s Court System for the first time since the 1950s as well as updated the authorizing statutes of the State Auditor for the first time since 1929.
Bob and his wife Amanda live in Springfield and have three daughters, Grace, Rose and Olivia, as well as an English Springer Spaniel named Charlie. He is an adjunct instructor in Drury University’s Leadership Studies Program and a licensed realtor with Westgate Realty. His career in the private sector includes more than 20 years of experience in banking and financial services.
In his role as Presiding Commissioner, he looks forward to using his background in the Senate and the private sector to better the lives of the citizens of Greene County. He welcomes and appreciates the advice, direction and counsel of fellow citizens to make that a reality.