Best Of 2011

Best Local Politician, Hillsborough: Mark Sharpe, County Commissioner (Vice-Chairman, Dist. 7, Countywide)

Best Local Politician, Hillsborough

He doesn’t like labels, but when did it become an embarrassment for a Republican to admit he’s moderate? Sharpe proved his independent bona fides a year ago when he led the doomed fight for light rail in the county. And he likes speaking to the press.