Best Of Tucson®

Best Public Servant

Steve Kozachik

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik was an unlikely candidate to become one of Tucson's favorite politicians—but over his first term in office, he's emerged as a no-bullshit guy who tells it like it is and takes on entrenched interests. Sadly, his support for women, gays, minorities and local control were out of step with the modern-day Republican Party, so—presto-change-o!—Kozachik transformed into a Democrat. As a result, no one is even bothering to challenge him in his reelection this year. We may not always agree with him, but we appreciate that he's working day and night for the people of Tucson.

Runners up:

2. Gabrielle Giffords

3. Jonathan Rothschild