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The Year's Best Government on Twitter

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Government Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Winner

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

NASA

NASA
Finalist

News from NASA
Evelyn Rysdyk
Evelyn Rysdyk I recommend @NASA in the Shorty Award category #government because...I love Hubble's images!
Mariedys Escoto
Mariedys Escoto I recommend @NASA in the Shorty Award category #government .
Anonymous
Anonymous I recommend @NASA in the Shorty Award category #government because they always deliver!
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570 votes in government
38 votes in science
3 votes in education
3 votes in art
2 votes in innovation

2nd

Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks
Finalist

Beautiful locations for outdoor recreation across Virginia
Eric Sherrell - RVA
Eric Sherrell - RVA I recommend @VAStateParks in the Shorty Award category #government because...the parks in my state are Best in World!
Adam Jack
Adam Jack I vote for @VAStateParks for a Shorty Award in #government because she has big heart!
IKEA Fans : Susan
IKEA Fans : Susan I vote for @VAStateParks for a Shorty Award in #government because...I love updates for my local state park events! :)
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153 votes in government
5 votes in rva
2 votes in politics
1 vote in 7
1 vote in egocentric

3rd

Cory Booker

Cory Booker
Finalist

Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
100Prayingwomen
100Prayingwomen I recommend @corybooker in the Shorty Award category #government because of his excellent leadership.
James Hare
James Hare I recommend @CoryBooker in the Shorty Award category #government for engaging his constituents unlike other gov tweeps.
Amanda Lugo
Amanda Lugo I recommend @CoryBooker in the Shorty Award category #government because he makes me want to move to Newark!
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121 votes in government
27 votes in politics
1 vote in govt
1 vote in goverment

4th

NavyNews

NavyNews
Finalist

Navy News that should matter most to the extended U.S. Navy family.
Tom Goering
Tom Goering I vote for @NavyNews for a Shorty Award in #government because I know how hard he works. VOTE!
Richard Hay
Richard Hay I vote for @NavyNews for a Shorty Award in #government because he does a great job of sharing our Navy with everyone!
Liza Sabater
Liza Sabater I vote for @NavyNews for a Shorty Award in #government because they're the military branch that tweets the most :)
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83 votes in government
2 votes in militarymon
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in usnavy
1 vote in innovation

5th

U.S. Marines

U.S. Marines
Finalist

The official Twitter account of the United States Marine Corps. The appearance of links does not constitute endorsement.
Walker
Walker I recommend @USMC in the Shorty Award category #government because marines never die, they just go missing in action! S
Mayaofan Wong
Mayaofan Wong I vote for @USMC for a Shorty Award in #government because my baby works for Marine corps!
Howard P. Hill
Howard P. Hill I vote for @USMC for a Shorty Award in #government because...Nobody does it cleaner, faster or better - Plus there is a
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66 votes in government
1 vote in egocentric

6th

Israel Los Angeles

Israel Los Angeles
Finalist

Israel's diplomatic mission in Los Angeles serving the Southwest United States.
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I vote for @IsraelLA for a Shorty Award in #government because... Israel is the "apple of God's eye."
Dr David schechter
Dr David schechter I recommend @IsraelLA in the Shorty Award category #government because...
Don Dyer
Don Dyer I vote for @IsraelLA for a Shorty Award in #government because... Israel is the "apple of God's eye."
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136 votes in government
3 votes in gov
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in customerservice
1 vote in celebrity

7th

Floriano Pesaro ♻

Floriano Pesaro ♻

Sociólogo - VEREADOR PSDB capital de SP - Participe de meu mandato. ♻ Opine, sugira, comente: http://migre.me/5u9Y
Cesar Adorno
Cesar Adorno I vote for @Floriano45 for a Shorty Award in #government because...
Floriano Pesaro ♻
Floriano Pesaro ♻ RT @annaazevedo07: I nominate @Floriano45 for a Shorty Award in #government because...
luis
luis I nominate @Floriano45 for a Shorty Award in #government because...
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39 votes in government
2 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in innovation

8th

Amver

Amver

Global search and rescue system sponsored by the USCG. We use commercial ships to rescue people in distress at sea.
benjaminstrong
benjaminstrong I nominate @amver for a shorty award in #government because they are saving 3 lives around the world right now!
Sea-Fever Consulting
Sea-Fever Consulting I nominate @Amver for a Shorty Award in #government because they save lives + organized the 1st military podcamp!
Michael J. Russell
Michael J. Russell I nominate @Amver for a Shorty Award in #government because they've been saving lives at sea for more than 50 years!
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20 votes in government
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in lazy
1 vote in maritime

9th

TheBloggess

TheBloggess

I have friends in spite of myself.
Alex
Alex I vote for @TheBloggess for a Shorty Award in #government because she would prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
The Delicate Flower
The Delicate Flower I vote for @TheBloggess for a Shorty Award in #government because she's my favorite probation officer.
Bad Guy Zero
Bad Guy Zero I vote for @TheBloggess for a Shorty Award in #government because she's a Czar for the people!
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19 votes in government
277 votes in humor
21 votes in customerservice
7 votes in blogger
4 votes in celebrity

10th

Alorza

Alorza

bloguero, funkzionario, lector, rumbero, politiko, padre
mitinman
mitinman I nominate @alorza for a Shorty Award in #government because his good job in Basque Country Government
Ricard Espelt
Ricard Espelt I nominate @alorza for a Shorty Award in #government for the good work in the Basque government
Marc Garriga
Marc Garriga I nominate @alorza for a Shorty Award in #government because his work for open the government... and he is vasco!! ;-)
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14 votes in government

11th

NAGW

NAGW

National Association of Government Webmasters
Susan C
Susan C I nominate @NAGW for a Shorty Award in #government because they bring local government Web folks together.
Teresa Lee
Teresa Lee I nominate @NAGW for a Shorty Award in #government because...
Master Drake
Master Drake I nominate @NAGW for a Shorty Award in #government because it is the best community for gov webmasters
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14 votes in government
1 vote in nagw

12th

NYC Parks & Rec.

NYC Parks & Rec.

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is the agency responsible for NYC's public parks and recreational spaces.
Viral Cats
Viral Cats I nominate @nycparks for a Shorty Award in #government because they are purr-fect!
Uniq(ue Events) NYC
Uniq(ue Events) NYC I nominate @NYCParks for a Shorty Award in #government because they're so creative & essential to what makes NYC so great. +summer concerts
s p
s p I nominate @NYCParks for a Shorty Award in #government because their tvshow Its My Park is the best guide 2 parks ever!
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11 votes in government

13th

Scott P. Brown

Scott P. Brown

Senator-Elect from Massachusetts, please TEXT BROWN to 68398 to receive mobile updates.
AnissaW08
AnissaW08 I nominate @ScottBrownMA for a Shorty Award in #government because...He's a good guy!
Rogue Republicans
Rogue Republicans I nominate @ScottBrownMA for a Shorty Award in #government because he's got the right stuff! #hhrs #tcot #sgp
Gerald Chewning
Gerald Chewning RT @flor2009: I nominate @ScottBrownMA for a Shorty Award in #government because he will become Sen in 9 days and 'll do a great job htt ...
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14 votes in government
4 votes in politics

14th

Santa Clarita City
Riley Bird
Riley Bird I nominate @SantaClarita for a Shorty Award in #government because... they are changing media in Local Government
✖Blazing Monk✖
✖Blazing Monk✖ I nominate @SantaClarita for a Shorty Award in #government because... they are changing media in Local Government
 N8I
 N8I I nominate @SantaClarita for a Shorty Award in #government because... they are changing media in Local Government
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10 votes in government
1 vote in egocentric

15th

NOAA's Ocean Service

NOAA's Ocean Service

NOAA's National Ocean Service is the nation's premier federal science agency for oceans and coasts.
Lynn Hasselberger
Lynn Hasselberger RT @humanewildlife: I nominate @usoceangov for a Shorty Award in #government because of their awesome work 4 the ocean
National Wildlife HS
National Wildlife HS I nominate @usoceangov for a Shorty Award in #government because of their awesome work for the ocean
Tameka Cooksey
Tameka Cooksey I nominate @usoceangov for a Shorty Award in #government because... we need to save our oceans!
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12 votes in government
9 votes in science

16th

The White House

The White House

Official WH twitter account. Comments & messages received through official WH pages are subject to the PRA and may be archived. Learn more http://wh.gov/privacy
Rob Grant
Rob Grant I nominate @whitehouse for a Shorty Award in #government cuz it kan goverment
Laura Leavitt
Laura Leavitt I nominate @whitehouse for a Shorty Award in #government because...they're connecting with the people where we are
liz villarreal
liz villarreal I nominate @whitehouse for a Shorty Award in #government bc finally leadership is trying to connect with the ppl!
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10 votes in government
2 votes in politics

17th

TTCupdates

TTCupdates

Service alerts and advisories. Not affiliated with the TTC. Created by @bgilham.
Andrea Ignas
Andrea Ignas I nominate @TTCupdates for a Shorty Award in #government because it's one of the smartest things I've seen in a while.
Opheliaism
Opheliaism I nominate @ttcupdates for a Shorty Award in #government because...I said so
Bettie
Bettie I nominate @ttcupdates for a Shorty Award in #government because it's tireless and does more than inform, it involves.
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9 votes in government

18th

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

44th President of the United States
Maggie Stanley
Maggie Stanley RT @baratunde: I vote for @BarackObama for a Shorty Award in #government because he IS THE GOVERNMENT SON!
Oliver Willis
Oliver Willis RT @baratunde: I vote for @BarackObama for a Shorty Award in #government because he IS THE GOVERNMENT SON!
Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston I vote for @BarackObama for a Shorty Award in #government because he IS THE GOVERNMENT SON!
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10 votes in government
38 votes in politics
5 votes in biggestdamnliar
2 votes in health
1 vote in education

19th

Sir Bonar Neville-K

Sir Bonar Neville-K

Her Majesty's Government's Data Sharing Czar
Julie McLeod
Julie McLeod I recommend @sirbonar in the Shorty Award category #government because he is brilliantly humourous and engaging.
Paul Berner
Paul Berner I nominate @sirbonar for a Shorty Award in #government because... He protects us normal user types from deep packet inspections.
Jenny Woods
Jenny Woods I nominate @sirbonar for a Shorty Award in #government because... he enbodies the backbone of the British Civil service
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9 votes in government

19th
(tie)

Corps of Engineers

Corps of Engineers

Official Twitter of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District. Our district meets the demands of changing times as a vital part of America's Army!
Louis Berger Group
Louis Berger Group I recommend @norfolkdistrict in the Shorty Award category #government because...
Sean McBride
Sean McBride I nominate @norfolkdistrict for a Shorty Award in #government because... they know social media for government.
LaTonya Whitaker
LaTonya Whitaker I nominate @norfolkdistrict for a Shorty Award in #government because they are one of our best clients!
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9 votes in government
1 vote in egocentric