Maryland State Senate – District 4 – April Technology Scorecard

Maryland State Senate District 4 Since the scorecard from March, a new candidate has been added to this race. There has also been one new form of technology outreach from a candidate.

Now on to the evaluation…

The candidates: To see the official list of candidates click here

Democrat

Dan Rupli – No website was found for this candidate via Google searches

Republican

David Brinkley (State Senator District 4) - http://www.dbrinkley.com/

Michael Hough (State Delegate District 3B) - http://houghforsenate.com/

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)

4/20/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Dan Rupli
David Brinkley

624 (+313)

71 (+37)

Michael Hough

1274 (+30)

1101 (+56)

Yes

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

David Brinkley had a nice spike of new followers on Facebook. This team corrected the issue with the Twitter link from last month and did on OK job adding new Twitter followers. I will be very interested to see if the new followers trend continues into the future.

Michael Hough got their website fully up and running. This team added the most new Twitter followers and continues to hold a significant advantage in overall followers on Facebook and Twitter. I like that this team is using YouTube for outreach with recent videos on the channel.

Dan Rupli is relatively new in this race but I am still a little surprised I was unable to uncover any outreach at all.

Red Maryland’s April 2014 poll asked Frederick voters if the GOP primary was today who would they vote for? Hough won but only by a very slight margin (See photo):

Red Maryland Poll

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

Scott E

 

Maryland State Senate – District 9 – April Technology Scorecard

Maryland State Senate D9 Candidates I completed the scorecard for Senate District 12 and 13 this morning so I thought I would take this opportunity to update District 9.  There has not been any changes in the technology outreach offered by the candidates so I will focus on the changes in followers. You can read the March Scorecard here.

Now on to the evaluation…

The candidates: To see the offical list of candidates click here

Democrat

Ryan Frederic - http://www.ryanfrederic.com/

Daniel Medinger - www.danielmedinger.com

Republican

Gail Bates (Delegate District 9A) – www.gailbatesforsenate.com

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)

4/20/13

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

LinkedIn

YouTube

Ryan Fredreric

283 (+64)

17 (+13)

Yes

Daniel Medinger

175 (+37)

48 (+26)

10 (+2)

Yes

Yes

Gail Bates

216 (+6)

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Ryan Frederic added the most new followers on Facebook and continues to hold the overall Facebook follower lead in this race. This team is still getting their Twitter strategy up and running but did begin adding some new followers.

Daniel Medinger did a pretty good job adding new Twitter followers. This team continues to have the most overall outreach on the various social media platforms. I really like the fact that they are using YouTube for outreach to potential voters.

Gail Bates for the second consecutive month added very few new followers on Facebook. This is not a great trend for the team. One of the factors for the lack of new followers is the lack of posts on the account.

No one candidate is dominating the social media space so I am going to continue to hold off picking a leader, except to say the Democrats in the race are doing more today.

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

Linkedin Check out the new LinkedIn “Showcase” page for the Technology Outreach Scorecards.

Scott E #HoCoPolitics 

 

Maryland State Senate – District 12 & 13 – April Technology Scorecard

Maryland State Senate - Central Maryland I decided to combine these two MD Senate races into one post. I thought it important to make sure all Howard County races were completed for the public. Each race only has two candidates with no primary challenge and as such will probably not be updated monthly going forward (but there will be updates at some point in the future).

District 12

The candidates: To see the official list of candidates click here 

Edward Kasemeyer (D)http://www.edkasemeyer.com/

Jesse Pippy (R)http://www.jessepippy.com/

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)

4/20/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Edward Kasemeyer (D)

87

Jesse Pippy (R)

233

282

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Overall there is not a ton of outreach in this race. Jesse Pippy does currently hold the overall advantage with more outreach and more followers over Edward Kasemeyer. Kasemeyer is the current State Senator for District 12.

This might make for a good read for the candidates in this race: Social Media Mistakes By Political Candidates – Part 1 – Outreach

District 13

The candidates: To see the official list of candidates click here 

Guy Guzzone (D)http://www.guyguzzone.com/

Jody Venkatesan (R) – I was unable to find a functioning website for this candidate

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)

4/20/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Guy Guzzone (D)

317

576

Jody Venkatesan (R)

218

26

Yes

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Guy Guzzone has a significant advantage in followers on the social media accounts today. A non-working website from the Venkatesan team is a big miss and something that they should correct ASAP.

My one ding on the Guzzone team is that they link their Facebook and Twitter accounts. I am never a big fan of this practice. Read why here: Social Media Mistakes By Political Candidates – Part 3 – Linking Facebook to Twitter

HoCoBlogs Interested in politics in Howard County? Here is a good HoCoBlogs Twitter list to follow: https://twitter.com/HoCoBlogs/lists/hocomd-elected-officials. This list was recently updated with most of the HoCoMD candidates running today.

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

ScottE #HoCoPolitics

 

Maryland State Delegate – District 19 – April Technology Scorecard

Montgomery County DistrictsAfter a fun afternoon at the Ellicott City Spring Festival and a much needed power nap, I am back to updating scorecards this afternoon. I was inspired to take a look at this race again by some great comments from Mike Steele (@OtherMikeSteele). He informed me of some items that were not on the March scorecard so I thought I would take this opportunity to get all of the information updated. You can read the March scorecard here: http://scottesoftware.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/maryland-state-delegate-district-19-march-technology-scorecard/

We have some new websites and social media links for candidates to add…now on to the evaluation:

The candidates: To see the official list of candidates click here  

Democrat

Paul Bardack - http://www.paulbardack.org/

Melodye Berry – I was unable to find a website.

Charlotte Crutchfield - http://www.crutchfieldfordelegate.com/

Bonnie Cullison (Delegate District 19) - http://cullisonformaryland.com/

Ben Kramer (Delegate District 19) - http://www.benkramer.org/

Marice Morales - http://www.maricemorales.com/

Republican

Martha Schaerr - http://www.marthaformaryland.com/

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page

4/19/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube / Vimeo

Paul Bardack

150 (+36)

Yes

Melodye Berry

89 (+2)

Charlotte Crutchfield

102 (+17)

35 (+13)

Bonnie Cullison

259 (+25)

401 (+39)

Ben Kramer

Marcie Morales

1470

209 (+24)

Martha Schaerr

77

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

There are two new websites (Kramer and Schaerr). Not sure if I just missed them last month in my Google searches or if they are new but it is nice to have them on this months evaluation for the candidates.

There are two new Facebook pages (Morales and Schaerr). Again, not sure if I just missed it last month or if they are also new. Neither has much/any content on the pages so I am guessing new. Marcie Morales has a significant “Likes” number associated with the account and could become a big benefit for her and her team. One mistake for the Morales team, get the Facebook link on the bottom of your website corrected. It will help in the long run.

New followers – Paul Bardack added the most new Facebook followers and Bonnie Cullison added the most new Twitter followers over the past month (or so).

Bonnie Cullison continues to hold a nice advantage over the other candidates with Twitter followers. Marcie Morales has a sizable Facebook advantage and I will continue to monitor the page going forward to see if the team is going to use it to promote the campaign. If they do this will give them a significant advantage over the other candidates in the race.

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

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Scott E

Maryland State Delegate – District 9A – April Technology Scorecard

Howard County Districts I know I am a little late in getting this scorecard updated but I have been a little busy getting some new scorecards and reference cards published. My little vacation also put me very much behind on some scorecards.

There have been a few changes / updates since the last scorecard in March (click here to read it) and I am happy to see additional outreach from some candidates.

Now on to the evaluation…

The candidates: To see the official list of candidates click here 

Democrat

Walter Carson – http://wallycarson.com/

James Ward Morrow - http://jameswardmorrow.com/

Republican

Christopher Eric Bouchat - http://friendsofbouchat.com/

Trent Kittleman - http://trentkittleman.com/

Kyle Lorton - http://kylelorton.com/

Warren E. Miller (Delegate District 9A) – Old website found but not sure of its use going forward.

Frank Mirabile - http://frankmirabile.info/

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)

4/19/14

Facebook

Twitter

Vimeo / YouTube

Walter E. Carson

29

27

James Ward Morrow

240 (+6)

496 (+25)

Christopher Eric Bouchat

Trent Kittleman

237 (+61)

Kyle Lorton

Personal Page

Yes

Warren E. Miller

235

Frank Mirabile

237 (+26)

142 (+10)

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Nice to see a website and social media presence from Walter Carson. It is pretty new so not a big following yet but it is encouraging to see the effort.

I was able to find a Facebook page from Warren Miller. Still not sure about a website for this team. The old Bates/Miller website is still out there and the Facebook page lists that website.

Trent Kittleman had a nice month (or so) of adding new Facebook followers. I am a still little surprised that the link to the page is not on the website.

James Ward Morrow had a decent month adding new Twitter followers. This team continues to own this space in this race. More regular updates would probably help attract even more followers in the future.

Morrow remains my technology outreach leader overall. It is nice to see others out there on social media and time will tell if the other candidates make social media a more significant part of their outreach to potential voters.

HoCoBlogs HoCoBlogs has a great resource for local candidates. I would say it is a must read for everyone running locally: http://hocoblogs.wordpress.com/for-elected-officials/

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

Scott E #HoCoPolitics

Montgomery County Council Races – Technology Reference Card

Montgomery County Council There are LOTS of candidates running for County Council in Montgomery County Maryland. This reference card is your one stop location for all of the various campaign social media accounts being utilized by the various candidates. We hope you find this a useful resource to learn all you need to know to help make a decision before voting. (Note – personal Facebook pages listed on candidate websites have been omitted from this reference card).

Updated: 4/19/14

4/19/14

Website Facebook Twitter Flickr LinkedIn YouTube Instagram
At Large
Beth Daly (D) Website Facebook Twitter Instagram
Marc Elrich (D) Website Twitter
Nancy Floreen (D) Website Facebook Twitter Flickr
George Leventhal (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Vivian Malloy (D) Website Facebook Twitter Instagram
Hans Riemer (D) Website Twitter
Robert Dyer (R) Website Facebook Twitter
Chris Fiotes (R)
Adol Owen-Williams (R)
Shelly Skolnick (R)
Tim Willard (G) Website
District 1
Roger Berliner (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Duchy Trachtenberg (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Jim Kirkland (R)
District 2
Neda Bolourian (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Craig Rice (D) Website Twitter
Dick Jurenga (R)
District 3
Guled Kassim (D) Website Twitter  Youtube
Sidney Katz (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Tom Moore (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Ryan Spiegel (D) Website Facebook Twitter
District 4
Nancy Navarro (D) Website Facebook Twitter
John O’Malley (R)
District 5
Christopher Barclay (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Evan Glass (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Tom Hucker (D) Website Facebook Twitter
Terrill North (D) Website Facebook Twitter Linkedin
Jeffrey Thames (D) Website Facebook Twitter


Montgomery 2014 Primary Election Local Candidates List

If there is anything missed or updates to this reference card that is needed please contact me at info@scottesoftware.com or on Twitter at @scottesoftware

This might make for a good read for all of the candidates in the various races: Social Media Mistakes By Political Candidates – Part 1 – Outreach

Maryland State Delegate – District 31B – April Technology Scorecard

Delegate District 31B I did a quick review and found no new technology or major changes in this race. I will focus this review on the new number of followers obtained on the various social media platforms. To view the March Scorecard, click here.

Now on to the evaluation…

The candidates: To see the official list of candidates click here

Democrat

Jeremiah Chiappelli - http://www.votechiappelli.com/

Stan Janor - http://stanjanor.com/

Doug Morris – No website or social media found

Republican

Brian Chisholm - http://www.chisholmformaryland.com/

Paul Drgos - http://pauldrgos.com/

Don Dwyer Jr - http://delegatedwyer.com/

Nicholaus Kipke - http://www.kipke.com/

Gus Kurtz - http://guskurtz.com/

Faith Loudon - http://www.faithloudon.com/

Meagan Simonaire - http://www.megsimonaire.com/

David Lee Therrien – No website or social media found.

The Scorecard: (Click the “Yes” or follower numbers below to view the social media page)

4/18/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Flickr

Jeremiah Chiappelli

Stan Janor

30 (+2)

Doug Morris

Brian Chisholm

650 (+47)

157 (+26)

Paul Drgos

108 (+24)

1260 (+44)

Don Dwyer Jr.

Personal Page

530 (+26)

Yes

Nicholaus Kipke

3446 (+39)

1669 (+67)

Yes

Yes

Gus Kurtz

Faith Louden

636 (+8)

186 (+5)

Meagan Simonaire

330

David Lee Therrien

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

On Facebook – Chisholm had the best month adding new followers. Kipke and Drgos also did a good job adding new followers. I was able to find a Facebook page for Simonaire but the link is not on her website yet. Dwyer is still listing a personal page.

On Twitter – Kipke had the best month adding new followers. Drgos did a nice job coming in second as far as adding new Twitter followers. Chisholm and Dwyer did a nice job also.

I really think more outreach is needed from many of the candidates. This might make for a good read: Social Media Mistakes By Political Candidates – Part 1 – Outreach

Of course the reality of followers, likes, and subscribers does not mean a lot when it comes down to voting in the end, but it is a fun exercise to do and makes a great resource for following all of these candidates.

Scott E