Shannon Lee Grove
Shannon Lee Cain
Shannon Lee Smith
Born: March 18, 1965 in Bakersfield, CA
Married: Rick Grove (m. 2007)
Children: Taryn, Kristin, Payden, Ricki and Kylie
Military Service: ARMY
2012: Proponent, "Citizen Legislature Now Initiative" [Initiative 1566] (Failed to Qualify)
2019-Present: Minority Leader, California State Senate
2020: Member, Governor's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery
- According to our research, Grove was the first female California state legislator to have served in the military. Another, Lucy Killea, was not actually in the military but served as a civilian employee of the Army in a stateside Military Intelligence unit during World War II.
- OPEN GOVERNMENT: In August 2011, Grove was one of the first three legislators to release their office budgets to the public. Freshman Republicans Tim Donnelly, Grove, and Kristin Olsen released up-to-date reports of their expenditures after Rules Committee chair Nancy Skinner declined to release the current reports, citing the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA).
- REMOTE VOTING: One of ten legislators (all Republican Senators) who have attended a floor session remotely using teleconferencing equiptment (August 28-31, 2020).
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2011-12)