Best Local Politician

Dennis Kucinich

Congressman Kucinich has come a long way from his mayoral days, when corporations fled the city, citing the "anti-business" stance of his administration. Since then, he has figured out how to work with business, not against it, without betraying his core beliefs or his constituents. Kucinich worked to save LTV Steel so that Clevelanders could keep their jobs. He fought to keep MetroHealth clinics open so they'd have access to health care. He's tried to stop emergency room diversions, gas hikes, and just about every other crisis. He sets a high standard for politicians in this town -- one matched by few.