Kansas Rep. Turns to Twitter

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A Kansas State Representative is joining the "tweet" trend.

Mike Burgess, R-Topeka, announced he will be using Twitter to keep his constituents informed during the legislative session.

The microblogging site allows users to send 140 character messages, or "tweets", letting people know what they're doing.

“Most Kansans I represent are very busy with their families and jobs and don’t have much time to closely follow what is happening at the Statehouse. Twittering allows me to send out short updates on my legislative activities so they know what I’m doing on their behalf,” Burgess said. “I’ve gotten great response from my constituents. Many are surprised by the workload the legislature handles on a day to day basis."

Burgess said he'll also continue to use traditional methods to keep in touch with people, including town hall meetings, email newsletters, newspaper columns and community events.

Those interested in following Burgess can view his account at www.twitter.com/mburgess. His messages also appear on his website and Facebook account.

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