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