5. David Crisafulli
Some cynics suggest he should be above Cr Tyrell in this list because he is chairman of the planning committee, which has enormous influence over development in this city, and he is clearly the best political operative at City Hall. The Deputy Mayor has indicated he will run for the state seat of Mundingurra at the next election as an LNP candidate. He will give it a shake because he is polished and has real passion for NQ. Has the potential to go all the way as a politician but the rates stigma will hurt him at the ballot box.