Howard County Democratic Central Committee – March Technology Scorecard

Howard County Democrats This race evaluation was requested via Twitter so I thought I would give it a shot. There are a lot of candidates so I am taking a little different approach to this scorecard evaluation. Before we get into the scorecard we should all know a little more about the HCDCC: (Information obtained from the Howard County Democrats website)

What is the Democratic Central Committee?                   

The Howard County Democratic Central Committee (HCDCC) is the county branch of the Maryland Democratic Party. Twelve Central Committee members are elected to a four year term by Democratic voters in the Gubernatorial Primary election.

The HCDCC exists to facilitate the election of DEMOCRATS.These elected members are not managers, board directors, or policy makers. They are elected to work directly in the trenches on behalf of the Party  and to organize an ongoing presence in the county. They are the people who do the actual tasks of helping get Democrats elected. HCDCC members are election workers and help train volunteers and do party building activities. They encourage the participation of activists, volunteers and financial contributors.

HCDCC members have the official responsibility to fill vacancies in certain offices due to the death or resignation of elected officials, and fill vacancies when no Democratic candidate has filed for nomination. They also recommend to the Governor appointment of the members and substitute members of the local Board of Elections and sometimes make recommendations for other state and county boards.

HCDCC members must bring a strong commitment to the Democratic Party and all it stands for. They should have active and recent experience in various political activities, have actively worked for candidates, or have managed campaigns. This is not a social club. They must support all Democratic candidates in the General Election.

Central Committee members should understand that there is a strong commitment of finances and time associated with being a member. For additional information, please contact the Chair at 410-290-9792.

Next up, how did I find the information on the scorecard:

  • Viewed the information provided on the State Board of Elections website (See link below)
  • Did Google searches for “Howard County Democratic Central Committee” and then candidate name
  • Once a social media site was found, see what other social media sites they list on those pages

Now on to the evaluation…

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

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

3/30/14

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Bill Adams

Jonathan K. Branch

95

Charles Bubeck

128

Bryan Coster

Candace Dodson-Reed

266

48

Josh Friedman

87

Willis E. Gay

Suzanne R. Geckle

Abby Hendrix

Yes

230

250

Melody J. Higgins

Ethel B. Hill

Gregory Jennings

1

20

Kathy Macfarlane

Michael C. A. McPherson

Jan Oliver

43

Deanna Peel

116

Kimberly Pruim

Agnes Dunson Reid

Nayab Siddiqui

Patricia C. Thomas

Darren Vilus

Marcia White

135

41

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

First off I want to say that I can not be 100% sure I found everything in this race. I will say I made a best effort and will be happy to update the scorecard in the future if I missed anything for any of the candidates. Just let me know.

Candace Dodson-Reed leads all candidates in Facebook followers. Abby Hendrix is a close second in number of Facebook followers.

Abby Hendrix holds a significant advantage in Twitter followers over all other candidates.

Note – Candace Dodson-Reed also lists a LinkedIn profile on her Facebook “about” page.

I hope everyone finds this evaluation a useful reference for the numerous candidates in this race. Look for updates to this scorecard in the future as I obtain additional information.

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/

Scott E

#HoCoPolitics

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