Shalonn Curls, also known as S. Kiki Curls, is currently serving as a member of the Missouri State Senate, representing the 9th district of the state. In regards to her political beliefs, Curls identifies as a member of the Democratic party. Prior to assuming her current position, Curls served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives between the years of 2007 and 2011, representing the 41st district of the state. During this time, she also served as served as House Minority Caucus Vice Chair.
Personal Life of Shalonn Curls
Curls was born on December 7, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. She identifies as part of the Catholic religion. After graduating from St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri as a teenager, Curls went on to further her education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Curls went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree from that institution.
In her home life, Curls is mother to twins James and Michaela. She also worked as a real estate developer for many years before launching her political campaign.
Political Campaign of Shalonn Curls
In 2007, Curls took on her first political position as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District. In November of 2008, she ran for reelection in the Missouri House of Representatives unopposed, keeping her seat in the House. During that campaign, she raised $49,878. She received 10,519 total votes. In 2010, she ran unopposed once again and kept her seat.
In 2011, Curls made the decision to run for election into the Missouri State Senate. She was up against Republican candidate Nola Wood in the special election. Curls was victorious, winning the seat in the Missouri State Senate. On February 22, 2011, she assumed her new political position.
In 2012, she ran for reelection in the Missouri State Senate. Curls won, raising $106,824 during her campaign. Among the many that contributed to her campaign were the Missouri Hospital Association, Noranda Aluminum, Burns & Mcdonnell and Cambridge Consultants.
In 2016, curls ran for reelection once again into the Missouri State Senate. She won, raising $292,877 during the campaign. Among the many who contributed to this were Ameren Corp, Carpenters District Council Of Greater St Louis & Vicinity, Anheuser Busch, Missouri Health Care Association and the Missouri Hospital Association.
Throughout her years in both the Missouri State Senate and Missouri House of Representatives, Curls has served on the following committees: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources; Appropriations; Education; Progress and Development; Small Business, Insurance and Industry; Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration; Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight; Joint Committee on Child Abuse; Joint Committee on Corrections; Joint Committee on MO Health Net; Joint Committee on Tax Policy; Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight; Gubernatorial Appointments; Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety; and Joint Committee on Public Assistance.
Curls’ current position in the Missouri State Senate will end on January 5, 2021. This will be her last term in the Missouri State Senate as members are only allowed to serve for two terms. In 2021, Curls will have served 7 years in the Missouri State Senate, as well as four years in the Missouri House of Representatives.