Politico described Faulconer as “the modern GOP executive” who is focused on “fiscal responsibility” and has no qualms about distancing himself from President Trump.
“Of America’s 10 largest cities, only one has a Republican chief executive: San Diego, where Mayor Kevin Faulconer is straddling ideological and partisan lines to surprisingly popular effect,” Politico wrote.
Politico said Faulconer and the other 10 mayors “are compelling for the fights they are waging, their personal backstories and how they are transforming their cities, often without Washington.”
Other mayors named by the influential website were Los Angeles’s Eric Garcetti, Boston’s Marty Walsh, Pittsburgh’s Bill Peduto and Charlotte’s Jennifer Roberts.
“At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city hall,” Politico said.
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