Shannon Grove was elected to the State Assembly in November 2010. Shannon was born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Arvin, California where she graduated from Arvin High School. Shortly after high school, Shannon joined the United States Army serving with the Headquarters Company 5th Corps in Frankfurt, Germany. After her service in the military, Shannon returned to Bakersfield and worked for several employment agencies. In 1993, she and her sister-in-law formed Continental Labor and Staffing Resources and today Shannon presides as Chief Executive Officer. Her company currently operates three offices in California (Bakersfield, Ridgecrest and Fresno).
Shannon has been very involved in Kern County civic organizations, including: Small Miracles Foundation for children with cancer; Board Member and Chair of the Kern Leadership Alliance, a collaboration of the faith community; Board Member for Garden Pathways, a family mentoring, performing arts and preschool program in downtown Bakersfield; Past Board Member of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce; Member, Executives Association of Kern County; and member of the Bakersfield Downtown Rotary.
Shannon served on the Advancement Committee for Bakersfield Memorial Hospital to raise funds for the new Tower, Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit. She received the Jim Burke Ford "Light and Liberty" award for her contribution to youth and education in the community. She has served in mission fields including inner-city Los Angeles, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe.
Shannon received one of the California Legislature's Small Business Awards from then Assembly member Kevin McCarthy in 2005 for her two-year participation in promoting Worker's Compensation reform legislation, SB 899.
Shannon is a member of the Bakersfield Congress of Republicans and served as co-chairman from the Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, 2010. She proudly serves the 34th Assembly District encompassing Kern County.
She is a member of the Brimhall Road Assembly of God. She is the mother and stepmom of five grown children and grandmother of three grandchildren. Shannon and her husband, Rick Grove, Operations Manager for KS Fabrication and Machine, reside in Bakersfield.