Jeff Duncan: Scan and Deliver

Posted May 21, 2013 at 6:52pm

Rep. Jeff Duncan prides himself on being as social-media accessible as possible. Just ask any of the tech-savvy constituents (or envious lawmakers) who’ve stumbled on the QR code affixed to his official nameplate.

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)
(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Spokesman Allen Klump said the South Carolina Republican was the driving force behind the smartphone-friendly tag, a digital welcome mat that’s been part of the office’s outreach for about a year now. When scanned, the QR code automatically imports to your device the congressman’s contact info, including office phone number, address, official website and a staff-monitored email address.

“He gets it. He’s a tech guy,” Klump said of Duncan’s desire to engage with people across every available platform.

Duncan certainly appears to be making an effort, having carved out a presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter since January 2011, plus Instagram this week.

Although staff is unable to track how many visitors have snapped the QR code to date, Klump suggested that fellow pols have definitely taken notice.

“We’ve had several offices … call and ask us about it,” he told HOH.