Governors On Twitter

Date: 3 January 2010

This list of Governors on Twitter includes personal as well as official accounts. As campaign accounts are found (states with elections in 2010 marked in italics), they will be added. Note that official feeds are subject to public records acts. Accounts that include “Governor” or “Gov” and a person’s name may be “official” accounts but they will no longer be current when that person leaves office.

Twitter Lists: @kathygill/governorsontwitter, @kathygill/governors2010
2010 Gubernatorial Races

  1. Alabama
    @GovernorRiley – Governor Bob Riley
  2. Alaska
    @walkerforakgov – Bill Walker, Republican Candidate for Governor
  3. Arizona
    @teambrewer – Governor Jan Brewer staff
    @GovBrewer – Governor Jan Brewer
  4. Arkansas
    @ArkansasGov – Arkansas government news 
    @GovBeebeMedia
    – Governor Mike Beebe’s Communications Office
  5. California
    @Schwarzenegger – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  6. Colorado
    @GovRitter - Governor Bill Ritter
    @RitterForCO – Governor Bill Ritter’s re-election campaign
    @ColoradoGov – Colorado government news
  7. Connecticut
    @GovernorRell – Governor Jodi Rell
  8. Delaware
    @DelawareGov – Delaware government news
  9. Florida
    @GovCristNews – Florida Governor Charlie Crist
    @BillMcCollum – Bill McCollum’s campaign for governor
    @Smith4Governor – John Wayne Smith’s campaign for governor
  10. Georgia
    @GeorgiaGov – Georgia government news
    @GeorgiaFirst – Ray McBerry’s campaign for governor
    @HopeForGeorgia – Carl Camon’s campaign for governor
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
    @ButchOtter –  Governor Butch Otter
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
    @MyManMitch – Governor Mitch Daniels’ personal/campaign account
  15. Iowa
    @GovChetCulver – Governor Chet Culver
    R Candidate – former governor Terry Branstad (source, 4Jan2010)
    R Candidate – Rep. Rod Roberts (source, 4Jan2010)
    R Candidate – Rep. Chris Rants (source, 4Jan2010)
    R Candidate – Bob Vander Plaats (source, 4Jan2010)
  16. Kansas
    @KSGovernment – Kansas government news
  17. Kentucky
    @GovSteveBeshear – Governor Steve Beshear
  18. Louisiana
    @BobbyJindal – Governor Bobby Jindal
  19. Maine
    @mainegov_news – Maine government news
  20. Maryland
    @GovernorOMalley – Governor Martin O’Malley (D)
    R Candidate – @MDforBobErlich – supporter account
    R Candidate – Larry @Hogan4Maryland (exploratory)
    R Candidate – @PatMcDonough
    L Candidate – Susan Gaztanaga
    D Candidate – @GeorgeOwingsIII
  21. Massachusetts
    @MassGovernor – Governor Deval Patrick; tweets ending in -D are from the governor, others are from staff.
  22. Michigan
    @GovGranholm – Governor Jennifer Granholm
  23. Minnesota
    @TimPawlenty – Governor Tim Pawlenty
    @TomEmmer – Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor
  24. Mississippi
    @HaleyBarbour – Governor Haley Barbour
  25. Missouri
    @MoGov – Missouri government news
    @PeterKinder – Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
    @
    GovernorGibbons – Governor Jim Gibbons
  29. New Hampshire
    @NHgov – New Hampshire government news
  30. New Jersey
    @ChristieForNJ – Governor-elect Chris Christie’s campaign account
    @GovChristie – Governor-elect Chris Christie
  31. New Mexico
    @GovRichardson – Governor Bill Richardson
  32. New York
    @
    GovPatterson2010 – Governor David Patterson’s campaign account
  33. North Carolina
    @ncgovoffice – Official Account for Office of the Governor of North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
    @TedStrickland – Governor Ted Strickland’s campaign account
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
    @CorbettForGov - Tom Corbett’s campaign for governor
    @MansfieldForPA – Robert Mansfield’s campaign for governor
    @Mansfield4PA – Robert Mansfield’s campaign for governor
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
    @MarkSanford – Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
    @WardForGov – Ward Cammack’s campaign for governor
    @ZachWamp – Zach Wamp’s campaign for governor
  43. Texas
    @GovernorPerry
    – Governor Rick Perry, personal Twitter feed
    @TexGov
    – Official Account for Office of the Governor of Texas
    @GovPerry2010
    – updates from campaign staff
    @TX4BillWhite – friends of Mayor Bill White’s campaign for governor
  44. Utah
    @governorherbert – Governor Gary R. Herbert
  45. Vermont
    @VermontGov – Vermont government news
    @PeterShumlin – Peter Shumlin’s campaign for governor
  46. Virginia
    @BobMcDonnell – Virginia governor-elect
  47. Washington
    @GovGregoire – Governor Chris Gregoire
  48. West Virginia
    @wvgov – West Virginia government news
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming
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