Tag: Mark Sharpe

Mitch PerryOctober 20, 2017

While the Hillsborough County Democratic Party continues to recruit candidates to run against four GOP incumbent county commissioners running again in 2018, they have yet to find someone to challenge Ken Hagan in the District 2 race. The challenge is seemingly formidable. The Carrollwood Republican is the longest-serving member of the Hillsborough Commission, with nearly […]

Mitch PerryAugust 20, 2015

The news that the Go Hillsborough campaign has re-introduced the prospect of the Hillsborough transportation tax going from a half-cent to a full penny apparently alienated a few county commissioners who didn’t get a heads-up that County Administrator Mike Merrill was about to do that Monday. Now that they’ve got that out of their system, […]

Mitch PerryJune 30, 2015

Among the many local projects that didn’t escape Rick Scott’s veto pen last week was $2 million earmarked for the Tampa Innovation Alliance, the nascent public-private agency charged with redeveloping the University area of North Tampa. But Mark Sharpe, the agency’s Executive Director, insists that it’s not a big deal. He says the organization never envisioned receiving […]

Mitch PerryJune 12, 2015

Former Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern says she’s “investigating” running for political office in 2016, and that includes the possibility of moving to Pinellas County this summer to compete for the District 13 Congressional seat held by Republican David Jolly. “I’ve been crunching numbers for months, and networking, and talking to people at all levels […]


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