Heather Beaven has a record of service to our country and every generation of her family has served since the American Revolution.
A strong fighter for the middle class families of northeast Florida.During her naval service, Beaven was a cryptologist who was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal and selected by President Bill Clinton to serve on the USS Kinkaid, a Spruance-class destroyer, making her one of the first 10 female sailors to sail on a combat-ready vessel.
Her husband, Douglas, is an Army Reservist who is set to deploy to Afghanistan this summer. Beaven explained her late entry into the congressional race because she and her husband and children have been preparing for that mission.
Beaven is a University of Missouri and University of North Florida graduate with a master’s degree in public administration.
In 1997, at the age of 28, she was appointed by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, a Republican, to oversee the Workforce Investment Act, Veteran Employment and Training Services, and other labor and workforce training programs.
Beaven continues her commitment to her community here in Flagler and Volusia County by mentoring and educating youth. She is the CEO of The Florida Endowment Foundation, a non-profit educational enrichment program where she focuses all of her energy on helping 5,000 young Floridians to finish school and learn the valuable job skills that they need to become successful adults.
Beaven and her husband, Douglas, have two daughters – Olivia and Bella.