REP. CHARLES R. PORTWOOD
93rd General Assembly
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
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.
to his third two-year term in 2004, Rep. Portwood
is a practicing chiropractic physician in Manchester.
Previously he taught clinical education at Logan
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�s Statesman of the Year,
and received the 2002 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Committee Statesman
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.
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.
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
School. They have four children: Charles, Katherin, Laura and Harrison.