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Shannon Grove

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Senate Republican

District 12, Bakersfield

Time in office

Assembly: 2010-2016

Senate: 2018—Present

Background

Small Businesswoman

Campaign contributions

Senator Shannon Grove has taken at least $65,500 from the Agriculture sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 11% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7150, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4012

District office(s)

5701 Truxtun Avenue, Suite 150, Bakersfield, CA 93309; (661) 323-0443

567 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite A-3, Fresno, CA 93704; (559) 243-8580

7248 Joshua Lane, Yucca Valley, CA 92284; (760) 228-3136

Biographical information

Birth Place

Bakersfield, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Bakersfield, CA

Gender

Female

Born

March 18, 1965

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Shannon Grove has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Agriculture
$65,500 $65k 11%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$56,100 $56k 9%
Energy & Natural Resources
$44,175 $44k 7%
Health
$39,325 $39k 7%
Candidate Contributions
$38,575 $38k 6%
General Business
$29,100 $29k 5%
Communications & Electronics
$26,000 $26k 4%
Transportation
$16,600 $16k 3%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$16,325 $16k 3%
Construction
$12,100 $12k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$10,900 $10k 2%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$9,750 $9k 2%
Labor
$6,400 $6k 1%
Unitemized Contributions
$5,800 $5k <1%
Defense
$2,000 $2k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Agriculture (Vice Chair)
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Bills relating to agriculture.
Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees
Energy, Utilities and Communications
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Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.
Health
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Bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, public and private health insurance and managed care, food safety, health facility licensing, prescription drugs, emergency medical services, and related institutions.
Military and Veterans Affairs (Vice Chair)
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Bills pertaining to veterans, military affairs, and armories; amending the state’s Military and Veterans Code; oversight of programs managed by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Military Department (CMD).
Natural Resources and Water
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Bills relating to conservation and management of public resources, fish and wildlife, regulation of oil, mining, geothermal development, acid deposition, wetlands and lakes, global atmospheric effects, ocean and bay pollution, forestry practices, recreation, parks and historical resources.
Rules (Vice Chair)
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Responsible for matters relating to the business of the Legislature; assigning bills to committees

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

8%
2022
American Civil Liberties Union
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The ACLU has major chapters in Northern California and Southern California and advocates on criminal justice, free speech and other issues.
87%
2022
California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
0%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
16%
2022
California Labor Federation
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The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
31%
2022
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
0%
2021
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
10%
2022
Equality California
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Equality California says it has more than 900,000 members and is the largest statewide organization of its kind. It advocates for equal rights and other issues of concern to the LGBTQ community.
A
2022
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.
7%
2022
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California represents seven affiliates that run more than 100 health centers serving more than 750,000 patients a year. It advocates on sexual and reproductive health care and education, and access to health care, including abortion.
10%
2022
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Senate District 12 demographics

Senate District 12 map
R

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2026

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
29%
47%
GOP
45%
24%
No party
19%
23%

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General
R

Shannon Grove (Incumbent)

Republican
68.7%
D

Susanne Gundy

Democratic
31.3%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Newsom’s oil profit penalty passes first test

By Lynn La, March 23, 2023

Is California skipping investigations in deadly police shootings?

By Ben Christopher, January 26, 2023

Let California's budget haggling begin

By Sameea Kamal, January 11, 2023

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