The Seven Worst Elected Officials in the Tri-State Region, 2014 Edition
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.
Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio.
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.