Kathleen Beckman was born and raised in Michigan, where her family was and is committed to public service. She earned a BS in Psychology and Marketing, Teacher Certification for English Education, and an MA in Educational Leadership. She and her husband, Bryan, are the proud parents of Joshua, Sarah, and Michael. Beckman raised her family in Northern Illinois where she was a public high school English teacher. She and Bryan moved to Clearwater in 2016.
Kathleen is a Guardian ad Litem with the Pinellas County Courts where she is a voice/advocate for children who have been removed from the home due to abuse or neglect.
Elected to the City Council in 2020, Kathleen’s work in the city and on the boards she serves on, represent her many passions including advocating for Clearwater residents and neighborhoods, our environment, small business innovation, housing solutions, and driving down costs for city operations, businesses, and residents.
As the next Mayor of Clearwater, Kathleen is committed to bringing real results to residents. Whether it’s reducing costs, improving neighborhoods, or ensuring transparency of tax dollar spending, she has shown that she can get things done and that's exactly who we need leading our city.