13. Ewen Jones
Former auctioneer, now the Liberal federal Member for Herbert. Still very much a political novice, Mr Jones is a likeable character who has already incurred the wrath of Speaker Harry Jenkins for his boisterous behaviour in the House. As Townsville’s key representative in Canberra, he not only has influence but the hopes of a lot of people that he will deliver for the region. Our next top 50 list will determine whether he’s been effective or not.