The 2021 New Jersey Globe Power List identifies New Jersey’s 100 most politically powerful personalities. This is an Insiders List. We left off all elected officials (except for two from Montclair whose elected office is not central to their influence), and anyone who had to go through a Senate confirmation – unless the person would make the list even without their government post.
We looked at every aspect of New Jersey politics and zeroed in on those who impact politics and government in the Garden State.
A couple of reminders: the list is a snapshot in time. Someone on the list today might not be there tomorrow. New people arrive all the time. Some will always be powerful; others are on the list simply because of the job they hold. This list is subjective; there is no scientific way of measuring political power. You know it when you see it. There are no right or wrong answers.
You might notice that the list is dominated by white men. That’s not our fault, but rather a reflection of who runs New Jersey from behind the scenes today.
This is the 4th edition of the New Jersey Globe Power List since our founding in 2018. It is also the 15th power list developed by our editor, David Wildstein. He created the first definitive list of powerful people in New Jersey politics 21 years ago.
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