Best Of Tucson®

Best Mischief-Maker

John Kromko

Kromko may have gone from gangsta to pranksta, but our readers still love the irascible former lawmaker. During his stint in the Legislature, Kromko was an effective foil for the Maricopa gang. And he's picked up enough tricks from no-new-taxes Republicans to be a factor in beating those transportation taxes down here, too. He hasn't had the best of luck in recent years, what with losing a couple of races for justice of the peace, getting temporarily banned from the county ballot and failing to get it together for the trash-fee repeal effort he pushed earlier this year. But with our civic leaders pushing voters to support that half-cent sales tax for roads and buses next May, you can be sure we have we haven't seen the last of him.

Runners up:

2. Tucson Weekly/The Skinny
3. Dave Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star