#20 Steven Fulop Jersey City, Mayor
“And there's that guy from Jersey City ...” was a phrase we heard over and over again. With each passing week, the first-year mayor of Jersey City becomes more of a household name in the state. He's bringing business and jobs to Jersey City while attempting to make meaningful social change. And his climb is worth watching. “Some feel he's a future star; others feel he'll implode,” one insider said.
Last Year's Rank: NR