Maryland State Delegate – District 04 – April Technology Scorecard

District 4I was on a State Senate Reference Card kick yesterday and thought I would start this morning off taking another look at the Delegate D4 race. I did not find any changes to the current outreach from last month. You can view the March scorecard here:

Now on to the evaluation…

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


Gene Stanton –


Kathy Afzali (Delegate District 4A) –

Barrie Ciliberti  – I was unable to find a website for this candidate

Wendi Peters –

Kelly Schultz (Delegate District 4A) –

David Vogt III –

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






Gene Stanton

282 (+147)

64 (+22)

Kathy Afzali

769 (+12)

1434 (+20)

Barrie Cilibert

Wendi Peters

1135 (+159)

287 (+21)

13 (+2)

Kelly Schulz

473 (+18)

79 (+3)

David Vogt III

1146 (+10)

5692 (-12)


Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Wendi Peters added the most new Facebook followers over the past month. She may soon become the overall leader in Facebook followers based on the rate of adding new followers over the past couple of months. The team must be pleased with this momentum. One note for this team – Please add the Google+ link to the campaign website. It can only help going forward.

Gene Stanton added a significant number of new followers and is starting to show a little social media strength.

No one candidate stood out in adding new Twitter followers. It was pretty even between Stanton, Peters and Afzali for the most new adds this month.

For the first time since I have started evaluating races, a candidate lost more followers than they added in a month. David Vogt took a dip in Twitter followers. This may have something to do with losing some of the followers that were following him based on him running for U.S. Congress earlier in the election cycle (my best guess). This team continues to hold a significant follower advantage on Twitter but that is not a trend they want to see continue.

Based on the ongoing trends of this race I can no longer call Vogt the technology outreach leader. Wendi Peters has the social media momentum over the past couple of evaluations (although not the most overall followers yet). Gene Stanton showed some strength and I will be very interested to see if that continues going forward. I will hold off this month and look to pick a leader next month.

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.

Have you had a chance to look at the new format for the Technology Scorecard Summary page yet? I am tweaking the look and feel of the site to be similar to the SBOE candidate listing page. You can view the page here:

Scott E



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