Kevin Beckner

District 6, Countywide

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    Phone: 813-272-5730

    Fax: 813-272-7053



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About Commissioner Beckner

Kevin Beckner was elected to the Hillsborough County Commission in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 to a second four-year term.  He is one of seven commissioners responsible for approving an annual operating and capital budget that exceeds $3 billion, and one of three representing a county-wide district of more than 1.2 million constituents.  A native of Michigan City, Indiana, he graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1990 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Business and Psychology from Indiana University in 1993.  He attended Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Leadership program in 2013.  Kevin has been a Certified Financial Planner for more than 16 years.  
 
Since elected, Kevin has pursued a robust legislative agenda focused on:
 

Public Safety

  • Founding the Juvenile Justice Task Force that led the expansion of the Civil Citation program for first-time misdemeanor offenders
  • Introducing and passing ordinances that shut down pill mills and reduced epidemic insurance fraud related to staged auto accidents
  • Forming a countywide violence prevention initiative to reduce the frequency and severity of violence in our communities
 

Human Rights

  • Repealing the County policy banning the recognition of gay pride
  • Creating a County Diversity Advisory Council that includes LGBT membership categories
  • Amending the County’s Human Rights Ordinance to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression
  • Passing a HELP (Health, Education & Life Protections) and Domestic Partnership Registry ordinance, and
  • Providing Domestic Partner and Same-Sex Spouse Employee Health Benefits for County employees. 
 
In addition to public safety and human rights issues, Kevin espouses fiscal responsibility and transparency in government, sustainable growth with respect for the environment, and the importance of investing in a multimodal transportation system. He is a member of Tampa Rotary, past President of Leadership Tampa Bay, and serves on several nonprofit boards throughout the Tampa Bay area. When not hard at work for the people of Hillsborough County, Kevin enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his spouse of 15 years, Gil.
 
 

Boards, Councils & Committees

 
As part of his duties as a County Commissioner, Beckner currently serves on the following Boards, Councils and Committees: 
 
  • Children's Board of Hillsborough County
  • Community Violence Prevention Collaborative/Safe & Sound Hillsborough, Chair
  • Environmental Protection Commission
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
  • Juvenile Justice Board
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee

Initiatives

  • Community Violence Prevention Collaborative/Safe & Sound Hillsborough
  • Fallen Heroes Program
  • Human Rights Initiatives
  • Diversity Advisory Council
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • HELP (Health, Education & Life Protections) & Domestic Partner Registry
  • Gay Pride Ban Repeal
  • Human Rights Ordinance
  • NOPE (Narcotics, Overdoses, Prevention & Education) Hillsborough Task Force
  • Ordinances
  • Pain Management Clinics
  • PIP Fraud
  • Property Tax Exemption
  • Ready4Work
  • Tampa Baseball Museum / Ybor
  • Youth Excellence and Achievement, YEA! Awards

Biography

Kevin Beckner was elected to the Hillsborough County Commission in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 to a second four-year term. He is one of seven commissioners responsible for approving an annual operating and capital budget that exceeds $3 billion, and one of three representing a county-wide district of more than 1.2 million constituents. A native of Michigan City, Indiana, he graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1990 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Business and Psychology from Indiana University in 1993. He attended Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Leadership program in 2013. Kevin has been a Certified Financial Planner for more than 16 years.

Since elected, Kevin has pursued a robust legislative agenda focused on:

Public Safety

  • Founding the Juvenile Justice Task Force that led to the countywide expansion of the Civil Citation program for first-time misdemeanor offenders
  • Introducing and passing ordinances that shut down pill mills and reduced epidemic insurance fraud related to staged auto accidents
  • Forming a countywide violence prevention initiative to reduce the frequency and severity of violence in our communities
  • Creating an animal abuse registry that prevents persons convicted of animal abuse from adopting or owning animals

Human Rights

  • Repealing the County policy banning the recognition of gay pride and passing a resolution establishing an annual Gay Pride Month
  • Creating a County Diversity Advisory Council that includes LGBT membership categories
  • Amending the County’s Human Rights Ordinance to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression
  • Passing a HELP (Health, Education & Life Protections) and Domestic Partnership Registry ordinance, and
  • Providing Domestic Partner and Same-Sex Spouse Employee Health Benefits for County employees.

In addition to public safety and human rights issues, Kevin espouses fiscal responsibility and transparency in government. He convinced the BOCC to pursue a claim against BP Oil for monetary damages resulting from the worst oil spill in our nation’s history, and Hillsborough County was awarded $28.5 million in 2015 (the largest local government award in the State of Florida.)

He is an advocate for sustainable growth with respect for the environment, and the need to invest in a multimodal transportation system. Kevin is a member of Tampa Rotary, past President of Leadership Tampa Bay, and serves on several nonprofit boards throughout the Tampa Bay area. When not hard at work for the people of Hillsborough County, he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his spouse of 15 years, Gil.

Commissioner Aides

  • Jennifer Groff 
  • Holly East 

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Kevin Beckner