Talk about 21st century politicking.
Local state Rep. Buzz Brockway has launched an app to communicate with constituents via smart phone or tablet.
Brockway, R-Lawrenceville, described his vote4buzz app as “a new tool I’m launching to help me better communicate with my constituents.”
“The vote4buzz app allows users to see my latest Facebook and Twitter posts, see and upload photos, participate in polls, find my contact information, and access information about my campaign and voting record,” he said. “With the widespread use of mobile technology, and more and more people using these devices to get their news and information, elected officials like myself need to adapt. The vote4buzz app is a new tool in my communications toolbox and I hope people will download it and use it regularly.”
The app can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple devices by searching for “vote4buzz.” An Android version will be available soon, he added.
Jody Hice has another high-profile leader backing him in his congressional race.
Hice, who is seeking the GOP nomination for the 10th Congressional District in 2014, recently received an endorsement from popular former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts.
“In 2003 I became well-acquainted with Jody when we stood shoulder-to-shoulder against the ACLU and its attempt to violate the First Amendment rights of Barrow County citizens through a forced removal of the Ten Commandments from our courthouse,” Ouzts said in a statement. “With amazing courage and skill, Jody led the effort to rally the people in favor of keeping the public display of Ten Commandments, because these moral concepts are basic in our culture and legal system. Jody was strong and bravely stood up to the enormous pressure from the ACLU and his critics. You can count on him to stand for our values in Washington, without wavering.”
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