Rep Peter Bixby
Strafford District - 17
I am in my fifth term as a State Representative, having run for the first time in 2012 at the request of fellow Dover citizens. In my work at the State House, I have found that my experience as an educator, scholar, writer, editor, and parent provides me with skills I frequently apply to my legislative duties: listening, research, analysis of complex issues, clear writing, and the capacity to reach effective consensus.
My wife Jessica teaches at UNH. My son Solomon is a sophomore at Reed College, and my daughter Eleanor, having spent her elementary and middle school years in Dover Schools, is in 11th grade at Phillips Exeter Academy. I am the full time at home parent, raise a large portion of our food in our garden and orchard, share the care of my elderly father with my brother, make necessary repairs on our hundred year old house, and do freelance editing and tutoring.
I grew up in Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and received my B.A. from Yale University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington. I have taught in public and private schools, worked as an editor for an internet company, and tutored for a SAT prep company.