Best Councilman

Joe Cimperman

Readers' Choice

We'll say this for Joe Cimperman: He sure as hell loves Cleveland. Day in and day out he can be found on Twitter, singing the praises of his fair city and its great leaders, rhapsodizing on the Tremont sunlight and the Ohio City shrubbery, etc. As councilman for Cleveland's Ward 3 (parts of downtown, the near westside, and Old Brooklyn) Cimperman is a tireless advocate for arts, culture and LGBT issues. He is a champion and a diplomat and remains the only Cleveland politician who can give a three-hour interview in 30 minutes. Also: lovely ties.