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Utah's legislative session is in full swing, and Utah's Twitter scene has picked up in activity. Many of Utah's traditional political opinion leaders have established a presence in social media on Twitter, while a few seem to be reluctant to join the conversation. We wanted to take a snapshot of who Utah's most influential opinion leaders on Twitter currently are, and that's what we did in this list.
(Author's Note: A very small minority of Utah's biggest political opinion leaders are either not on Twitter or are surprisingly inactive on Twitter. These individuals were accordingly not included in the list.)
In alphabetical order, here are Utah's Top 50 Political Opinion Leaders on Twitter. They are all worth following if you want to stay current on Utah politics.
- Patrice Arent - Utah House of Representatives, District 36
- Connor Boyack - President of Libertas Institute.
- Adam Brown - Political science professor, pollster.
- Joel Briscoe - Utah House of Representatives, District 25
- Daniel Burton - Attorney, owner of PubliusOnline.com
- Jason Chaffetz - U.S. House of Representatives, District 3
- Fred C. Cox - Utah Republican State Central Committee Member
- Jim Dabakis - State Senator, District 2
- Robert Gehrke - Politics reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune
- Craig Hall - Utah House of Representatives, District 33
- Orrin Hatch - U.S. Senior Senator
- Deidre Henderson - State Senator, District 25
- Gary Herbert - Governor
- Billy Hesterman - Politics reporter for the Herald Journal
- Lyle Hillyard - State Senator, District 25
- Michael Jolley - Director, Tenth Amendment Studies
- Brian King - Utah House of Representatives, District 28
- Mike Lee - U.S. Junior Senator
- Jim Matheson - U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
- Ben McAdams - Salt Lake County Mayor
- Paul Mero - President, Sutherland Institute
- Rob Miller - Writer of Utah Amicus
- David Montero - Politics reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune
- Wayne Niederhauser - Republican President of the Utah State Senate; State Senator, District 9
- Jeremy Peterson - Utah House of Representatives, District 9
- Holly Richardson - Former Utah House Representative
- Bryan Schott - Editor for UtahPolicy.com
- Chris Stewart - U.S. House of Representatives, District 2
- LaVarr Webb - Co-owner of the Exoro Group; writer, consultant.
- Todd Weiler - State Senator, District 23
- Ryan D. Wilcox - Utah House of Representatives, District 7
- Ben Winslow - Reporter for Fox13.
- Alliance for a Better Utah - Education advocacy group
- Blue in Red Zion - Online publication on Utah politics
- Center for Public Policy and Administration - Public policy think tank
- Equality Utah - Political action center on LGBT issues
- Hinckley Institute - Bipartisan institute promoting civic participation
- Leavitt Center - Non-partisan political organization
- Libertas Institute - Liberty-focused political institute.
- Political Cornflakes - Salt Lake Tribune politics
- Salt Lake City Weekly - Utah's largest independent Newspaper
- Sutherland Institute - Conservative public policy think tank
- Utah Democratic Party - Twitter handle of Utah's Democratic Party
- Utah Foundation - Public policy research think tank
- Utah House Democrats - Utah State House Democratic Caucus
- Utah Policy - Online publication on Utah politics
- Utah Political Capitol - Online publication on Utah politics
- Utah Republican Party - Official Twitter handle of Utah's GOP
- Utah Senate - Twitter handle for the Utah Senate
- Utah State University Institute of Government & Politics - Political institute
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