Mallory beats Deters...
In Cincy magazine's latest "Power 100."
Excerpts: "Through all the factors considered in deciding The Power 100, one key question determined how much weight we placed towards each individual. If this person made a personal call to you and requested a favor, how willing would you be to act?"
1. Robert Castellini, Chairman, Castellini Co. This savvy, determined businessman got The Banks moving, took over as chair of the Cincinnati Business Committee and whipped out the checkbook for Reds relief pitching.
6. Mark Mallory, Mayor, City of Cincinnati. He has performed better than his critics presumed, both behind the scenes and as a cheerleader for the entire region.
15. John Boehner, Congressman. As West Chester’s answer to Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader is arguably the most powerful Republican in the land, outside of the White House. The 2008 elections will say much about where he goes from there.
19. Joe Deters, Hamilton County Prosecutor. No huge victories, no major setbacks. Hamilton County’s strongest Republican is well-positioned to move up the political ladder.
Most Likely to Generate National Media Attention:
Butler County Sheriff, Richard Jones. Immigration will be a hot-button issue in the 2008 national elections, and you can bet Jones will be pushing that button like a Playstation 3. His position? The sign in the sheriff's parking lot is a hint.
Biggest Comeback: Roxanne Qualls. She was mayor when the position was mostly ceremonial. Now back on City Council, insiders say she wants a turn as a mayor that now has some real power. Mark Mallory is watching her every move.
Political Star Rising: Minority whip in the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000, Steven L. Driehaus is making impressions as a smart, personable politico with a future. He’s a fiscally conservative Democrat from the heart of western Cincy (Elder High School, class of 1984). Some day we may see a showdown between Driehaus and another powerful state rep from the west side, Republican Majority Whip Bill Seitz — maybe for Steve Chabot’s seat in Congress.
Read more here