12/31/2010 03:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Top 5 to Watch in 2011: Infrastructure Leaders

1. Bellwether Members of Congress -

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Rep. John Mica (R-FL)

2. Bellwether Governors -

Gov-elect Jerry Brown (D-CA)
Gov-elect Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)
Gov-elect Nathan Deal (R-GA)
Gov-elect John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
Gov-elect Rick Scott (R-FL)

3. Bellwether Mayors and Mayoral Candidate -

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Rahm Emanuel (D-Chicago-Candidate)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles)

4. Bellwether Federal Institutions

National Infrastructure Bank (proposed)
Department of Commerce
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Transportation
Department of the Treasury
Environmental Protection Agency

5. Bellwether Leaders: Sung and Unsung

President Barack Obama
Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)