UPDATE: Ganahl apparently deactivated, but did not delete her Parler account, which is again live on the site, after being unavailable for several months last fall. Ganahl now follows just 57 accounts, ,down from the 129 she followed in late 2020.
Like it or not, social media accounts are an indispensable component of all professional communications, but especially for elected officials, who can share their message without having to go through reporters. As a rule, the more attention the better. More followers mean a bigger megaphone to talk directly to constituents.