Senate District 9 There have been a few changes in this race since the February update (Click here to read it). There is one new candidate, some technology added and errors corrected. All of the candidates could be doing more but outreach has improved over the last month.

Now on to the evaluation…

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


Ryan Frederic –

Daniel Medinger


Gail Bates (Delegate District 9A) –

The Scorecard: (Click the numbers below to view the social media page)







Ryan Frederic




Daniel Medinger

138 (+23)


8 (+6)



Gail Bates

210 (+3)

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

The Frederic team is new into this race and shows up with a bit of a splash. They already have a slim lead with Facebook followers. They are new to Twitter so they are lagging a bit right now on that social media outreach. I like the fact they added LinkedIn to the website. I think this campaign will be interesting to watch going forward.

The Medinger team added the most new followers from last months evaluation. They also added a Twitter account to the campaign. I was very happy to see them add that outreach. This team also corrected the bad LinkedIn link on their website. Overall I like the numerous social media channels the Medinger team is on, now they just need to post and promote it more to attract more followers.

The Bates team is pretty quiet on social media right now. No new outreach added in the past month and they did not attract very many new followers. There have been no updates from the actual page so that could be one of the reasons for the limited number new followers.

At this point I am still not ready to pick a technology outreach leader. I was leaning towards Medinger with all of the outreach his campaign offers but the number of followers on Facebook for the Frederic campaign can’t be overlooked. I will wait to see what changes happen over the next month and then pick a leader in April. Bates is not out of it and with just a little work their campaign also has a shot at the leader position in April.

HoCoBlogs Interested in politics in Howard County? Here is a good HoCoBlogs Twitter list to follow: There are a number of elected officials and candidates in Howard County to follow on Twitter. I would highly recommend following these accounts if you are interested in #HoCoPolitics.

Interested in other Technology Scorecards that have been done for other various state races? Check out this summary: Technology Scorecards Summary

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


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