Senator Shalonn "Kiki" Curls, a Democrat, represents part of Jackson County (District 9) in the Missouri Senate. She won a special election to the Missouri Senate in Feb., 2011 after having served in the Missouri House since 2007.

In addition to her legislative duties, Sen. Curls works in real estate development, and currently serves as the 14th Ward Democratic Committeewoman in Kansas City. She is also a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church.

Senator Curls received her education from St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Senator Curls was born on December 7, 1968 in Los Angeles, and is the mother of twins, James and Michaela.