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(Many) Members of the 83rd Legislature on Twitter

Here's a list of the Twitter handles of the 120 state lawmakers who do the communications thing 140 characters at a time.

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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
NameDistrictNewly 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
Estes, Craig 30  


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 SenKenPaxton
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
NameDistrictNewly 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   cindyburkett_tx
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
Gonzales, Larry 52   larrygonzales52
Gonzàlez, Mary 75 X RepMaryGonzalez
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   TMFtx
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  


Raney, John 14   ElectJohnRaney
Raney, John 14 X ElectJohnRaney
Ratliff, Bennett 115 X BennettRatliff
Raymond, Richard Peňa 42   RepPenaRaymond
Reynolds, Ron 27   ronereynolds
Riddle, Debbie 150   debbieriddle
Rodriguez, Eddie 51   TXRepERodriguez
Rodriguez, Justin 125 X RepJRod
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


Straus, Joe 121   SpeakerStraus
Taylor, Van 66   RepVanTaylor
Toth, Steve 15 X Toth_4_Texas
Thompson, Ed 29


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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