Oommen Chandy made his entry into Kerala State Assembly election in 1970. After this he was again selected from the same constituency in 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006. That means he never tasted defeat in State assembly election. This shows the faith his people have kept on him. Now he has completed his 40 years as legislator in Kerala Assembly.