93rd General Assembly


Rep. Charles R. Portwood, a Republican, represents part of St. Louis County, including the cities of Manchester, Town & Country and Country Life Acres (District 92) in the Missouri House of Representatives.  


Rep. Portwood has served as vice-chair of the Freshman Republican Caucus and Republican deputy whip. He was elected Majority Caucus chair in his second term, and served as chairman of the Senior Security Committee during the 2002-2004 legislative sessions.


Elected to his third two-year term in 2004, Rep. Portwood is a practicing chiropractic physician in Manchester.  Previously he taught clinical education at Logan Chiropractic College in Chesterfield from 1994-1996.  Rep. Portwood was named 2001 Chiropractor of the Year and 2003 Logan College of Chiropractic Alumnus of the Year.  The National Association of Social Workers named him Legislator of the Year in 2004.  He was the 2003 American Cancer Society´┐Żs Statesman of the Year, and received the 2002 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Committee Statesman Award.


In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Portwood is a member of the Lafayette Church of Christ, the West County Chamber of Commerce, and the Missouri State Chiropractors Association.  He is also a member of the West County Republican Organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Sportsmen Legislators, the National Republican Legislators Association and the Missouri Federation of Pachyderm Clubs.  Rep. Portwood serves on the St. Louis board of the American Diabetes Association.


A 1981 graduate of Lindsay High School in Lindsay, Oklahoma, Rep. Portwood attended Oklahoma Christian College where he majored in biochemistry.  He received a bachelor of science in human biology and a doctorate in chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield in 1991.


Born April 3, 1963 in Denver, Colo., Rep. Portwood lives in West St. Louis County with his wife Dawn, who is an assistant principal at Rockwood South Middle School.  They have four children: Charles, Katherin, Laura and Harrison.