Springfield, MO– Republican Shannon Grisham has announced her campaign for State Representative of Missouri’s 136th District covering parts of Springfield. Grisham is a local family law attorney and community leader who believes her community involvement has given her a keen sense of the issues impacting Springfield citizens.
“After much encouragement from members of the community and prayerful consideration, I’ve decided to run for State Representative to be a strong voice of representation for the Springfield community,” says Grisham. “Springfield needs leaders who will not only fight for the causes we care about, but also be able to deliver real results for our community.”
Grisham is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (SMBA), and has served as Co-Chair of the Missouri Bar Family Law Planning Committee for the annual Family Law Conference for the past several years. She also has served on the Guardian Ad Litem training committee for the Missouri Bar and traveled state-wide to speak at Guardian Ad Litem training conferences.
“Whether my work with the Missouri Bar Association, or my service on the Board of Directors of “Cherish Kids” and “I Pour Life”, I have dedicated my life to fighting for better outcomes for Missouri’s families and children,” Grisham said. “If elected, I’ll take this same drive with me to Jefferson City to continue to fight for our local community.”
Grisham graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She has spent the last 18 years practicing law in Springfield.
“I have always sought out opportunities to serve my community. I believe citizens of Springfield are deeply concerned with the rise in crime, homelessness, and other issues impacting the health and safety of our residents,” Grisham said. “As a mother of two, I am deeply concerned about the direction of our state and country. I will fight to support our local schools while providing parents more choice in their student’s educations.”
Grisham lives in Springfield with her husband, Marcus, and their two children. They attend James River Church in Ozark, Missouri.
Grisham has retained Victory Enterprises as consultants for her campaign.