Twitter and the Texas Legislature

Want the inside scoop on what is happening during the 82nd legislative session?  Then follow your elected officials in the Texas House and Senate on twitter and receive updates from the floor as they debate and vote on important legislation.

This is the first legislative session that will see substantial amount of attention on utilizing social media from inside and outside the pink dome and expect members and organizations try to leverage their social media presences into real movement on the legislative front.

Legislation Gets Social Media Presence- Texas Tribune

I can just picture the in your face facebook ads and twitter campaigns that groups like Empower Texans could run against members contemplating a vote for an increased gas tax or similar tax raising legislation.  For a relatively low cost these campaigns could be micro targeted directly to a member’s district and their constituents who are interested in the issue being voted on.  All of that data you give to facebook for free is a marketers dream…

Jump below the line for the full twitter list!

The list below was compiled by the Austin American-Statesman and is lacking some freshman house members.  Also check out the list provided by the Texas Chapter of Americans for Prosperity as it includes the freshman.

John Carona

@JohnCaronaSen. John Carona, R-Dallas

Robert Duncan

@senatorduncanSen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock

Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston

@SenatorEllisSen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston.


@RepMaldonadoState Rep. Diana Maldonado, D-Round Rock.

Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston

@DanPatrickSen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston.


@kseligerSen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo.

Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano

@FlorenceShapiroSen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano.

Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio

@leticiavdpSen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio.

Kirk Watson

@KirkPWatsonState Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin.

Wayne Christian

@waynechristianRep. Wayne Christian, R-Center

Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston

@gfcolemanRep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston.

Rep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont

@jddeshotelRep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont.


@RepDriver113Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland.


@gwelkinsRep. Gary Elkins, R-Houston.

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio

@TMF116Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio.

Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Tomball

@AllenFletcherRep. Allen Fletcher, R-Tomball.

Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van

@Dan_FlynnRep. Dan Flynn, R-Van.

Rep. Dan Gattis, R-Georgetown

@dangattisRep. Dan Gattis, R-Georgetown.

Pete Gallego

@petegallegoRep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine

Ryan Guillen

@RyanGuillenRep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City

Rep. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills

@RepHancockRep. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills.

Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, R-Irving

@lhbcampaignRep. Linda Harper-Brown, R-Irving.

Harvey Hilderbran

@RepHilderbranRep. Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville

Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola

@RepHughesRep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola.

Tim Kleinschmidt

@RepKleinschmidtRep. Tim Kleinschmidt, R-Lexington


@KenLeglerRep. Ken Legler, R-Pasadena.

jerry madden

@jerrymaddenRep. Jerry Madden, R-Richardson

Marisa Marquez

@MarisaMarquezRep. Marisa Marquez, D-El Paso


@robertmiklosRep. Robert Miklos, D-Mesquite.


@solomonortizjrRep. Solomon Ortiz Jr., D-Corpus Christi.


@tparker63Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound.

Rep. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney

@RepKenPaxtonRep. Ken Paxton, R-McKinney.

Rep. Aaron Pena, D-Edinburg

@aaronpenaRep. Aaron Peña, D-Edinburg.


@debbieriddleRep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball.

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin

@TXRepErodriguezRep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin.

Rep. Patrick Rose

@RepPatrickRoseRep. Patrick Rose, D-Dripping Springs


@KristiThibautState Rep. Kristi Thibaut, D-Houston.

Rep. Chris Turner, D-Burleson

@RepChrisTurnerRep. Chris Turner, D-Burleson.

Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth

@MarcVeaseyRep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth.

Rep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio

@MikeVillarrealRep. Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio.


@SenRoyceWestSen. Royce West, D-Dallas.

One response to “Twitter and the Texas Legislature

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