Senator Shannon Grove was born and raised in Kern County.
After graduating from high school, Senator Grove served in the United States Army. While stationed in Frankfurt, Germany she witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Following her service to our nation, she established a staffing company with her sister-in-law called Continental Labor and Staffing Resources. Senator Grove currently serves as the CEO.
Prior to her election to the State Senate, Senator Grove was the first woman veteran elected to the California Legislature.
Grove has served as the State Representative of the 16th Senate District and served as the Leader emeritus in 2019. In 2022, Senator Grove was elected the 12th Senate District, where she continues an advocate for small business, the developmentally disabled, farmers, and families.
She currently lives in Kern County with her husband, Rick. They are the proud parents of five children and ten grandchildren.