#16 Kim Guadagno State of New Jersey, Lt. Gov.
This much is clear: Guadagno has been a big friend to business (“She returns calls — quickly. You don't realize how important and unusual that is,” said one insider) and defined the role of lieutenant governor. Here's the unknown: How will the Hoboken situation play out? And where does she go from here? Does she want to do the top job? “You don't know until you know,” one insider said. The clue, they said, is watching those around her.
State of New Jersey
Last Year's Rank: 30