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Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, kicked off his Small Business Listening Tour today by visiting KMB Design in Wall, and Kelsey and Kim's Southern Cafe in Atlantic City.

Will Answer Questions From Followers

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney today announced that, starting this Thursday, December 5, he will be hosting an ask the Senate President type question and answer session through Twitter. The sessions, which will be known as “Twitter Thursdays” will allow followers of the Senate President to ask him anything they like. A minimum of five questions will be answered.

“Twitter is a great way for elected officials to stay directly in touch with the people they represent,” said Sweeney. “I do my best to travel both my district and the state of New Jersey to hear directly from constituents, but you can always do more. ‘Twitter Thursdays’ will be a unique and exciting way for people to hear directly from me on anything from property taxes and shared services to the Packers’ chances of making the playoffs.”

“Twitter Thursday” will begin this Thursday. Questions can be asked throughout the day and the Senate President will respond as quickly as possible. The Senate President can be followed on Twitter @NJSenatePres.

Senate President Steve Sweeney represents the Third Legislative District, which includes portions of Gloucester and Cumberland counties and all of Salem County. First elected to the New Jersey Senate in 2001, Senator Sweeney has been reelected four times. He was chosen by the Democratic Majority to lead the Senate in the 214th Legislature in 2009, and took the oath as Senate President on January 12, 2010. Senate President Sweeney entered public service after his daughter was born with Down syndrome. He was horrified at the manner in which individuals with disabilities were treated and set out to make a difference not just in his daughter’s life, but in lives of those in his community.