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Portrait of Shannon Grove

Shannon Grove

California State Senate

Shannon Grove represents California’s 12th Senate District, which includes the southern Central Valley and parts of Fresno, Kern, and Tulare Counties. In this role, she continues to advocate for small businesses, farmers, and families. Before her time in state government, she served for three years in the US Army and was stationed in Germany, where she witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. Following her military service, she returned to Kern County and established a staffing company, where she currently serves as CEO. She was elected to the state senate in 2018, and in 2019, her colleagues elected her as Senate Republican Leader, a role she filled until 2021. Prior to her election to the state senate, she represented California’s 34th Assembly District from 2010 to 2016, the first woman veteran to be elected to the California Legislature. She served on the Agriculture, Insurance, and Budget Committees. She was re-elected twice to the California State Assembly and was sworn into her third term in 2014.