July 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

Missouri is all a-Twitter

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A while back, the Post-Dispatch compiled a list of all of the Missouri elected officials who tweet. To that list, I’d add Mayor Slay’s office [correct link here] and all of the St. Louis Aldermen who tweet (they refer to themselves as “Aldertweets”), including:

  • @kaciestarr (Kacie Starr Triplett, 6th Ward)
  • @PresReed (Lewis Reed, Board of Alderman President)
  • @shanecohn (Shane Cohn, 25th Ward)
  • @pubdef (Antonio French, 21st Ward)
  • @LydaKrewson (Lyda Krewson, 28th Ward)
  • @aldflowers (Dionne Flowers, Ward 2)

Following your aldermen and other elected officials on Twitter provides a unique perspective on the political scene that you won’t get from traditional media.

I looked, but didn’t see a list for Illinois. If I do find one, I’ll pass it along or if you see one (or know of more officials who should be included on the Missouri list) post it in the comments!

[Updated: Added another AlderTweet and fixed MayorSlay’s reference here.]

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