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(Many) Members of the 83rd Legislature on Twitter

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(Many) Members of the 83rd Legislature on Twitter

  • January 7, 2013
  • When the 83rd Legislative Session gavels in tomorrow, the tweets will fly fast and furious — not that they didn't during the interim, and especially during the height of election season. Twitter is as much a fact of life these for most Texas House and Senate members as email newsletters or old-fashioned ink-on-paper correspondence, and it's maybe the best way to keep up with them in real time as the dog days of January give way to the hair-on-fire days of May.

    In addition to the news and data and events we provide here at the Trib, we're also big on connecting you with the people who represent you. So we're pleased to provide a Twitter list of the handles of the 120 state lawmakers who do the communications thing 140 characters at a time. (Yes, you're reading that right: One-third of the 181-member legislature isn't on Twitter. In 2013. You could have knocked me over with an avatar. We're hoping more members hop on the bandwagon before too long, and we encourage them or their staffers to let us know if/when they do.)

    Follow one, some or all. It's best, we've found, not to let them out of your sight for too long.

    Texas Senate Twitter Handles

    Name

    District

    Newly Elected?

    Twitter Username

    Birdwell, Brian

    22

     

    SenatorBirdwell

    Campbell, Donna

    25

    X

    DonnaCampbellTX

    Carona, John

    16

     

    JohnCarona

    Davis, Wendy

    10

     

    WendyDavisTexas

    Deuell, Robert "Bob"

    2

     

    bobdeuell

    Duncan, Robert

    28

     

    senatorduncan

    Ellis, Rodney

    13

     

    rodneyellis

    Hancock, Kelly

    9

    X

    KHancock4TX

    Hegar, Glenn

    18

     

    Glenn_Hegar

    Hinojosa, Juan "Chuy"

    20

     

    TxChuy

    Huffman, Joan

    17

     

    JoanHuffman

    Lucio Jr., Eddie

    27

     

    SenatorLucio

    Nelson, Jane

    12

     

    SenJaneNelson

    Patrick, Dan

    7

     

    DanPatrick

    Paxton, Ken

    8

    X

    RepKenPaxton

    Rodríguez, José R.

    29

     

    Josefortexas

    Schwertner, Charles

    5

    X

    DrSchwertner

    Seliger, Kel

    31

     

    kseliger

    Taylor, Larry

    11

    X

    Taylor4Senate

    Uresti, Carlos "Charlie"

    19

     

    CarlosUresti

    Van de Putte, Leticia

    26

     

    leticiavdp

    Watson, Kirk

    14

     

    KirkPWatson

    West, Royce

    23

     

    SenRoyceWest

    Williams, Tommy

    4

     

    texansfortommy

    Zaffirini, Judith

    21

     

    JudithZaffirini

    Texas House Twitter Handles

    Name

    District

    Newly Elected?

    Twitter Username

    Alvarado, Carol

    145

     

    alvaradoforSD6

    Anchia, Rafael

    103

     

    RafaelAnchia

    Aycock, Jimmie Don

    54

     

    Aycockjda

    Bell, Cecil

    3

    X

    CBellJr

    Bonnen, Dennis

    25

     

    dbonnen

    Bonnen, Greg

    24

    X

    DrGregBonnen

    Branch, Dan

    108

     

    texansfordan

    Burkett, Cindy

    113

     

    cindyburkett101

    Burnam, Lon

    90

     

    lonburnam

    Button, Angie Chen

    112

     

    angiechenbutton

    Canales, Terry

    40

    X

    TerryCanales40

    Capriglione, Giovanni

    98

    X

    VoteGiovanni

    Carter, Stefani

    102

     

    stefani_carter

    Clardy, Travis

    11

    X

    travisfortexas

    Coleman, Garnet

    147

     

    GFColeman

    Collier, Nicole

    95

    X

    NicoleCollier95

    Cortez, Philip

    117

    X

    CortezPhilip

    Creighton, Brandon

    16

     

    RepCreighton

    Crownover, Myra

    64

     

    MyraCrownover

    Dale, Tony

    136

    X

    TonyDaleTX

    Davis, Sarah

    134

     

    SarahforHD134

    Deshotel, Joe

    22

     

    RepJoeDeshotel

    Eiland, Craig

    23

     

    CraigEiland

    Fallon, Pat

    106

    X

    FallonForTexas

    Farias, Joe

    118

     

    RepJoeFarias

    Farney, Marsha

    20

    X

    DrMarshaFarney

    Farrar, Jessica Cristina

    148

     

    jfarrardist148

    Fletcher, Allen

    130

     

    AllenFletcher

    Flynn, Dan

    2

     

    Dan_Flynn

    Frullo, John

    84

     

    FrulloForTexas

    Geren, Charlie

    99

     

    charliegeren

    Goldman, Craig

    97

    X

    GoldmanCraig

    Gonzalez, Mary

    75

    X

    MaryG_HD75

    Gonzalez, Naomi R.

    76

     

    votenaomi

    Gooden, Lance

    4

     

    RepLanceGooden

    Guerra, Robert "Bobby"

    41

     

    BobbyGuerraRGV

    Guillen, Ryan

    31

     

    RyanGuillen

    Gutierrez, Roland

    119

     

    RolandG119

    Harless, Patricia

    126

     

    PatriciaHarless

    Harper-Brown, Linda

    105

     

    lhbcampaign

    Hilderbran, Harvey

    53

     

    RepHilderbran

    Howard, Donna

    48

     

    DonnaHowardTX

    Huberty, Dan

    127

     

    DanHuberty

    Hughes, Bryan

    5

     

    RepHughes

    Hunter, Todd

    32

     

    toddahunter

    Isaac, Jason A.

    45

     

    ISAACforTexas

    Johnson, Eric

    100

     

    JohnsonForTexas

    Kacal, Kyle

    12

    X

    KyleKacal

    King, Ken

    88

    X

    KingForTexas

    King, Phil

    61

     

    PhilKingTX

    Kleinschmidt, Tim

    17

     

    RepKleinschmidt

    Klick, Stephanie

    91

    X

    StephanieKlick

    Kolkhorst, Lois

    13

     

    loisfortexas

    Krause, Matt

    93

    X

    RepMattKrause

    Larson, Lyle

    122

     

    RepLyleLarson

    Lavender, George

    1

     

    teamlavender

    Leach, Jeff

    67

    X

    leachfortexas

    Longoria, Oscar

    35

    X

    OscarLongoria35

    Lucio III, Eddie

    38

     

    TXRepE3

    Marquez, Marisa

    77

     

    MarisaMarquez

    Martinez Fischer, Trey

    116

     

    TMF116

    McClendon, Ruth Jones

    120

     

    Ruth_McClendon

    Menéndez, José

    124

     

    Menendez4Texas

    Miller, Rick

    26

    X

    vote4rick

    Moody, Joseph

    78

    X

    moodyforelpaso

    Muñoz Jr., Sergio

    36

     

    SergioMunozJr

    Murphy, Jim

    133

     

    JimMurphy133

    Naishtat, Elliott

    49

     

    ElliottNaishtat

    Nevarez, Alfred "Poncho"

    74

    X

    poncho_nevarez

    Oliveira, Rene

    37

     

    ReneOOliveira

    Paddie, Chris

    9

    X

    chrispaddie

    Parker, Tan

    63

     

    tparker63

    Patrick, Diane

    94

     

    Diane4Texas

    Perez, Mary Ann

    144

    X

    votemaryann

    Perry, Charles

    83

     

    electcharles

    Pitts, Jim

    10

     

    RepJimPitts

    Price, Walter T. "Four"

    87

     

    FourPriceforTX

    Raney, John

    14

     

    ElectJohnRaney

    Raney, John

    14

    X

    ElectJohnRaney

    Ratliff, Bennett

    115

    X

    BennettRatliff

    Raymond, Richard Pe┼ła

    42

     

    RepPenaRaymond

    Reynolds, Ron

    27

     

    ronereynolds

    Riddle, Debbie

    150

     

    debbieriddle

    Rodriguez, Eddie

    51

     

    TXRepERodriguez

    Rodriguez, Justin

    125

    X

    justintx125

    Sanford, Scott

    70

    X

    Scott_SanfordTX

    Sheets, Kenneth

    107

     

    ‏ RepKenSheets

    Sheffield, J.D.

    59

    X

    dr_sheffield

    Sheffield, Ralph

    197

     

    texassheffield

    Simmons, Ron

    65

    X

    RonSimmonsTexas

    Simpson, David

    7

     

    davidsimpsontx

    Springer, Drew

    68

    X

    DrewSpringer

    Stickland, Jonathan

    92

    X

    VoteStickland

    Straus, Joe

    121

     

    SpeakerStraus

    Taylor, Van

    66

     

    RepVanTaylor

    Toth, Steve

    15

    X

    Toth_4_Texas

    Turner, Chris

    101

     

    ChrisGTurner

    Turner, Scott

    33

    X

    ScottTurnerTX

    Turner, Sylvester

    139

     

    SylvesterTurner

    Villalba, Jason

    114

    X

    JasonVillalba

    Villarreal, Mike

    123

     

    MikeVillarreal

    Walle, Armando

    140

     

    RepWalle

    White, James

    19

     

    James_E_White

    Workman, Paul

    47

     

    paulworkman

    Wu, Gene

    137

    X

    GeneforTexas

    Zedler, Bill

    96

     

    bill_zedler

    Zerwas, John

    28

     

    RepJohnZerwas

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    This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/07/many-members-83rd-legislature-twitter/.

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