#42 Luis Quintana Newark, Mayor
He’s keeping the seat warm in Newark as interim mayor — or so was the conventional wisdom when he replaced Cory Booker. “Incumbency is a funny thing,” one insider said. “Once you get a position, it’s not always easy to give it up. His stewardship of Newark will be extraordinarily important, as will the next mayor.” We give this spot to Quintana, but in the end it will belong to the next mayor of the city — a matter to be decided later this year.
Last Year's Rank: NR