The Seven Worst Elected Officials in the Tri-State Region, 2014 Edition

Categories: "Politics"

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Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio.
This week the Voice took part in a national project with 50 other alternative press journalists that named the country's worst elected officials. The list named 53 politicians from 23 states -- including the District of Columbia -- who fit into one of five categories: hatemongers, sleazeballs, blowhards, users and boozers, and horn dogs. It was a fun project that introduced us to a number of shady public leaders about whom we may not otherwise have known.

But we decided to bring this idea home and examine the pols who rule over our own backyards here in the Tri-State area. We came up with the seven worst elected officials (although one no longer holds office) in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. There were many to choose from, and plenty others have done their best to crack this list, but for our purposes, there could only be seven. There's always next year.


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frank124c
frank124c topcommenter

All politicians are crooks. Its amazing how people stand up for them even while the politicians are picking their pockets!

BoyHell
BoyHell

Chris Christy is the the worst.  Just thinking about him makes me cringe.  And the way the media has coddled this man and thought that his 'aggressive' style was cute.  He is everything I detest in a human being.  It blows my mind the way straight mainstream hetereosexuals think, the way they can have their little group think minds twisted into supporting an obvious bully douch bag a-hole like Christ Christy and thereafter put him in into the governor's office.  These latest scandals aren't the first opportunist criminal acts by Christy.  He's got a history of douchery in NJ.


If anyone has learned one thing from all his crimes it's that if you're a politician and you get caught.  Simply rally everyone involved to plead the 5th.  It's just that easy.  Don't say anything.  Please the 5th like everyone one involved with Christy does.  You'll get away with murder.

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scofield_claris


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benster11
benster11

How ridiculous. Chris Christie is a saint compared to Sheldon Silver. All of these people are. Why do so many 'journalists' cover for the man? Enablers, all of you.

i.marlowe
i.marlowe

The Governor. Happens to be a stand-up guy and crosses party lines. His veto of the magazine ban was warranted and the correct thing to do.

So many voices on this blog are totally partisan and knee jerk your lack of understanding of the issues. Totally lacking and I am sure that you brown nose Obama as well. Just like the Voice

Great job Governor Christie. You got my vote!

i.marlowe
i.marlowe

The Governor. Happens to be a stand-up guy and crosses party lines. His veto of the magazine ban was warranted and the correct thing to do.

So many voices on this blog are totally partisan and knee jerk , lacking understanding of the issues in fact, So lacking and I am sure that you brown nose Obama as well.

Great job Governor Christie. You got my vote!

deelucc
deelucc

I LOVE CHRIS - Now that's wat I call a but boy DO YOU REALIZE THIS COWARD REFUSE TO SEE THE SANDY HOOK PARENTS IN TRENTON AFTER VETOING A WEAPONS BILL THE MAN IS A CLASSLESS INDIVIDUAL

rmroy.designs
rmroy.designs

I love Chris. I love that he takes on the press and their usually stupid left wing questions. Can you say McGreevey... and you want to talk about crooks/blowhards/hypocrites... come on. Or even better yet let's talk about Corzine and the biggest jack ass, Florio. I'm not a Republican but Chris is a breath of fresh air compared to those 3.

yonjuro
yonjuro

Where's Sheldon Silver?

Mary Frain
Mary Frain

^^ and then some! Nothing but a bunch of hippocrates!!

deelucc
deelucc

Chris you know him as Chris. You are a MOORON This gov is a coward beyond cowards - HES a sent of fresh air - way your smelling is the linden refineries not CHRISTIE the coward

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