Social Media Directory of St. Louis Local Politics [OPEN THREAD]

Jun 2, 2009 at 7:27 am
Last week when I wrote about Mayor Slay's Twitter account I mentioned that there were only four members of the board of Aldermen who use Twitter. But a commenter named Colleen was kind enough to point out that Shane Cohn Alderman from the 25th ward also tweets under @shanecohn.

Shane Cohn himself called me out on Twitter to point this out as well. Of course this is an easy oversight to make since there isn't really a directory of local politicians social media endeavors (I might also mention that Shane Cohn has a blank Twitter profile too.) So maybe we can have a comment thread here and create one.

Now I don't think we really should have to do this, the City's official informational Web site should list any social networking links elected officials might use in an official or semi-official capacity. But they don't, so here our attempt to create a handy list of them, and by 'our' I mean you and me together. And I should point out, I'm not just talking about Twitter here, I'm talking about Web sites, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Mebo, Digg, Tumblr, or whatever in addition to Twitter. So if you know something drop a dime in the comments. 

Here are the ones we've documented so far, we know these people use Twitter:

Mayor Slay @mayorslaydotcom

President of the board of Alderman Lewis Reed @PresReed

6th Ward Kacie Starr Triplett @KacieStarr 

21st Ward Antonio French@PubDef 

25th Ward Shane Cohn @shanecohn

28th Ward Lyda Krewson@lydakrewson 

Is that it? Anyone know any other sites these fine public servants use? 

Please list any other officials you know of that are using social networking sites (with links please!) including at the county, state, and federal levels.

And lets not forget about the Metro East while we're at it!