Hagan gets a third term as Hillsborough County Commission chairman
The Hillsborough County Commission stuck with the status quo today, re-electing Republican Ken Hagan to an unusual though not unprecedented third consecutive term as chairman. Republican Mark Sharpe was re-elected vice chairman.
Commissioner Rose Ferlita made the motion to keep Hagan as chairman, stressing the need for continuity as the county moves forward with a possible referendum on a 1 percent sales tax to pay for rail and other transportation projects and an ongoing debate about an elected county mayor.
Sharpe was nominated by Democrat Kevin Beckner as chairman but lost to Hagan on a 4-3 vote.