Local lawmaker using social media to get voter opinions

Changing the conversation: that’s what Freshman Republican Senator Danny Carroll told Local 6 he’s trying to do by asking about proposed laws on Facebook.

Carroll said he really feels the distance between his district and Frankfort when he’s sitting in legislative session. So the other day, he got out his phone and decided to drum up conversations about a bill that was up for discussion. 

“To my surprise, it just really started growing and it’s been a good tool,” he said. 

Carroll has continued to ask voters about how they feel about school schedules and needle exchange programs. He said it’s turned into a time-saving, money-saving way to communicate. 

“I try to put it out there and then I try to stay out of the conversation,” he said. “I don’t want to sway anyone one way or another. I want honest opinions.”

Carroll knows it’s not a perfect science and his voting record will never please everyone. 

“No matter what you’re going to have folks were not going to be happy with all the decisions and it’s just always going to be that way,” he said. 
“I think people have appreciated more than anything just being able to voice their concerns at that level.”

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