5. David Crisa­fulli

Townsville Bulletin - - North Queensland's 50 Most Powerful People -

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.

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