#39 Raymond Lesniak State of New Jersey, U.S. Senator (D - Union County)
He’s still fighting the good fight — that’s what others say about the tough-as-nails senator. “He’s beaten back the political challenges in Union County when others thought he was done and taken a very prominent role,” said one. “You would have thought Ray would have fallen by the wayside by now, but he’s sustained his relevance.” He was a big supporter of gay marriage and has been leading the fight for more gambling, both sports and Internet.
State of New Jersey
Last Year's Rank: 43