Start your engines, everybody. We’re getting ready to release this year’s PolitickerNJ Power List, the definitive ranking of the top 100 party bosses and operatives, lobbyists and activists, lawyers and business leaders, pollsters and media figures in the Garden State.
With a new governor on the way and some big changes in store for the Legislature, we are working hard to make this year’s Power List the authoritative guide to the next big chapter in New Jersey politics after eight years of Gov. Chris Christie.
The big reveal for the full list will come in mid-November. But first, we need your help figuring out who goes where on the list.
Over the next several weeks, we will be asking readers to rank potential candidates for the list or write in their own pick. This week we are kicking things off with a battle of three Democratic county chairmen: LeRoy Jones of Essex, Kevin McCabe of Middlesex and Lou Stellato of Bergen.
The results of these reader polls will be published alongside the Power List and may help us decide how to rank the 100 winners. But don’t go crazy hiring botnets in Malaysia to inflate your numbers. All ranking decisions ultimately will still be made by Observer. Please submit your votes in the form below and stay tuned for more reader polls over the next few weeks.