Thursday, April 7, 2016

Best of Minneapolis Politicians on Twitter

Unlike their national counterparts, local politicians don't have a huge staff dedicated to maintaining polished social media personas. This gives them the chance to personally interact with constituents, giving real answers to real questions. And if you fill up their mentions with mean tweets, it can elicit real tears. So we have compiled a list of the top two local politicians who are keeping it real, letting it all hang out, and writing their own tweets.

1. State Representative Phyllis Kahn did some bills, and she wants you to know. It's possible she's set up a Tweetdeck column to make sure she can reply to any tweet mentioning the keyword "bong."

2. Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy is the only account for which I have turned on notifications. Every time he tweets, I get a ding and a buzz. John Quincy is worth it.

Honorable Mention: Minneapolis Council Member Andrew Johnson is big on Vine.