Pia Beckmann

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Pia Beckmann (born May 14, 1963 in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria) is a doctor of philology[1], was a German politician, representative of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria.[2] and is an entrepreneur[3].

In 2002 she was elected as mayor (Oberbürgermeisterin) of Würzburg as the first woman in Würzburg´s history. In 2008 the CSU again sent her as its candidate for mayorship, with a majority of 93 %.[4] She was one of five candidates and won the first ballot with 41,3 %, which was more than 16 % better than the next candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SPD.[5] In the second ballot, which was to be held between the two with the most votes, she only could cast 47,5 % of the votes and by this lost the run-off.[6] In 2008 Beckmann founded her own consulting firm. In 2010 she became shareholder and managing partner of the company clean energy GmbH[7]. Beside that, she was a lecturer at the University of Würzburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Business Informatics, from 2008 to 2012[8]. She is married with Klaus Hiltrop and has four children.

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