Best of Philly 2007: State Legislator
Whats this? A Pennsylvania legislator who has balls
and isnt ethically challenged? Just beginning his second term, Josh Shapiroa Montgomery County Democrathelped engineer the overthrow of Republican House Speaker John Perzel in January. More important, since then hes been one of the leading voices for cleaning up the way things work in Harrisburg, co-chairing the Speakers Commission on Legislative Reform and helping to pass changes that tighten lawmakers perks and expand public disclosure. If Shapiro isnt careful, something resembling democracy may soon break out in Harrisburg.