Springfield State Senator Bob Dixon has officially declared his bid for governor. Speaking on the steps of his front porch and later in the Missouri capitol Monday, he said he wants to put Missouri, “back on the right track.”
“I think we’ve got to free Missourians to be able to create jobs for folks that want them. The core issue is that we need to renew Missouri’s spirit and I’m committed to doing everything I can to facilitate that,” said Dixon.
“I have a record of reaching across the aisle, reaching out to real people in my city, my neighborhood, county and across the state and finding those things where we can work together on for the good of our state. I’ve done it and I’m going to keep on doing it.”
Dixon joins a crowded Republican primary that includes announced candidates Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, Bolivar State Senator Mike Parson, St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former state representative Randy Asbury. Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens is expected to join that number. The only announced Democrat is Attorney General Chris Koster.
Koster has the most in campaign donations with $4.5 million. Hanaway has $1.5 million, followed by Parson’s $700,000, Brunner has $277,000, Dixon has $73,000 and Kinder follows with $58,000.