Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci was voted the Top Newsmaker of 2012. Bartolucci received 4 first place votes for a total of 31 total points in the annual media survey.
Bartolucci wasn’t the lone politician making news in 2012, with three first place votes North Bay Mayor Al McDonald came in second place with 27 points.
With 18 points The Taxpayer came in third while Battalion owner Scott Abbott secured fourth place with 16 points.
Rounding out the top 5 newsmakers of 2012 is North Bay Deputy Mayor Sean Lawlor with 11 points.