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

 

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