Gene Taylor not a tweeter

Some lawmakers, including Rep. Gene Taylor, a Democrat from Mississippi, have no plans to turn to Facebook or Twitter. Instead, Taylor has ramped up his Web site and opened a YouTube account.

Taylor also meets with constituents twice a month at town hall meetings in his district.

“It may be old-fashioned, but it’s extremely effective,” said Ana Rosato, a spokeswoman for Taylor.

Since last February, Bright has hosted three teleconference town halls, each one peaking at about 1,700 listeners.

The most recent was in May, when Bright talked about a range of topics, from health care to veterans issues.

Lowe said Bright is looking at all the communication tools available.

“There’s certainly no reason not to do it,” he said.

Gannett Washington
6/15/9