Maryland State Delegate – District 13 – March Technology Scorecard

Howard County Districts The February scorecard for this race showed pretty limited outreach for the candidates. I wish I had better news this month but the online outreach remains limited. One exception is that Vanessa Atterbeary launched her website and social media campaign.

Now on to the evaluation…

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

Democrat

Vanessa Atterbeary – www.electvanessaatterbeary.com

Fred Eiland – http://fredeilandfordelegatemddistrict13.com/

Shane Pendergrass (Delegate District 13) – http://www.shanependergrass.com/

Nayab Siddiqui – No website or social media outreach..

Frank Turner (Delegate District 13) – http://www.votefrankturner.com/

Republican

Danny Eaton – http://www.dannyeaton.com/

Jimmy Williams – http://jimmywilliamsfordelegate.com/

Chris Yates – No website or social media outreach yet.

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

3/25/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

Vanessa Atterbeary

659

60

Yes

Fred Eiland

64 (+10)

10 (+4)

Shane Pendergrass

Nayab Siddiqui

Frank Turner

Danny Eaton

Jimmy Williams

126 (+10)

173 (+15)

Yes

Chris Yates

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

I am pretty disappointed at the overall technology outreach in this race. Only three candidates using social media at all and based on the past month none of the candidates are growing new followers at an impressive rate.

The once exception to the previous statement might be Atterbeary. This team launched their website and social media outreach in the past month. They have the most impressive website of all of the candidate websites. They also have a nice Facebook following already, now we will see if they use it on a regular basis and grow the number of followers. I also like the fact they list the candidates LinkedIn profile.

One issue the Atterbeary team should address is their Instagram account listed on the campaign website. It points to a “private” Instagram account. This is never a good idea for a campaign tool. This is the reason I do not list it on the scorecard above.

The Eiland team still does not have their social media links listed on the campaign website. This was mentioned on the previous scorecard so I am a little surprised it has not been addressed yet.

The Williams team continues to lead this race with Twitter followers. This team is possibly doing the best job in this race with regular updates from their accounts.

I am not going to choose a technology outreach leader at this time. I am going to wait to see how many new adds candidates social media accounts produce going forward before selecting a leader.

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

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