He was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1996, and served there through 2002. He was first elected to the Missouri State Senate in 2004, and currently serves as the party's Assistant Minority Floor Leader. He had been mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2006 U.S. Senate Election, but dropped out in support of then State Auditor and present Senator Claire McCaskill.
He currently serves on the following committees:
On October 20, 2007, Graham was arrested by Columbia Police on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after rear-ending a vehicle near his home in Southwest Columbia. His license was subsequently suspended.
On January 10, 2008, his license was reinstated and he is free to drive again after one month, the state mandated period of suspension.
Graham received national attention when, during a 2008 televised campaign rally in Columbia, Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden asked him to stand up, unaware of his paralysis.
Chuck Graham's current legislation can be found here
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