60, Balboa Island ... Newport Beach mayor...

60, Balboa Island ... Newport Beach mayor and the city's No. 1

cheerleader, whose mantra has become, "The people of Newport Beach

are good people" ... An attorney by trade known for bringing

diplomacy and mediation skill to the council ... Helped make peace

between planners of the Mormon temple and neighbors opposed to the

temple's steeple ... Led the call for Councilman Dick Nichols'

resignation after Nichols made a racially charged comment ... Helped

bring Fourth of July fireworks back to Newport Dunes ... Was known as

the life of the party at the Relay For Life cancer fund-raiser ...

Married to Ronnie ... Last year's ranking: 24

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