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Commissioner Kevin Beckner
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Kevin Beckner, elected to the Hillsborough County Commission in November 2008, is a native of Michigan City, Indiana. In 1993, he was graduated from Indiana University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Business and Psychology. In addition, he attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, graduating in 1990 and he worked as a police officer while attending college.

Commissioner Beckner's professional background includes ownership of a musical entertainment business and now as a Certified Financial Planner. He has served as President of Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2006; was a member of Ybor City Chamber of Commerce; and has supported various human rights organizations throughout the Tampa Bay region.

Since entering office, Commissioner Beckner has been a champion for at-risk children and their families. He created the Juvenile Justice Task Force, whose mission is to help at-risk youth become more productive citizens within our community. He has also been successful at passing important consumer and public safety initiatives that shut down pill mills and tackled the epidemic of insurance fraud related to staged auto accidents in Hillsborough County.  He continues to promote fiscal responsibility, sustainable growth with respect for the environment and transparency in government, as well as advocating for a multimodal transportation system.

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


  • 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