Maryland State Delegate – District 9A – May Technology Scorecard

Howard County DistrictsTechnology outreach in this race remains pretty limited. I understand that District 9A may be a little more rural that the other districts in Howard County but it really feels like many of these candidates are not even trying very hard to find new ways to reach voters. Click here to read the April evaluation of this race.

Now on to the evaluation…

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

Democrat

Walter Carson – http://wallycarson.com/

James Ward Morrow – http://jameswardmorrow.com/

Republican

Christopher Eric Bouchat – http://friendsofbouchat.com/

Trent Kittleman – http://trentkittleman.com/

Kyle Lorton – http://kylelorton.com/

Warren E. Miller (Delegate District 9A) – http://www.batesmiller.com/index.html

Frank Mirabile – http://frankmirabile.info/

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

5/17/14

Facebook

Twitter

Vimeo / YouTube

Walter E. Carson

67 (+38)

27 (+0)

James Ward Morrow

251 (+11)

511 (+15)

Christopher Eric Bouchat

Trent Kittleman

239 (+2)

Kyle Lorton

Yes

Warren E. Miller

237 (+2)

Frank Mirabile

240 (+3)

143 (+1)

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

I really want to be excited for this race. I just can’t get there at this point. There is just so little overall use technology for outreach it is somewhat distressing to me. It seriously looks like the Republican candidates have just given up all together using technology to reach the public.

Ward Morrow remains my overall technology outreach leader in the race. He added the most new Twitter followers over the past month and has extended his lead in overall Facebook followers. It has been nice to see more regular updates from the accounts recently. I hope that continues going forward.

Walter Carson added the most new Facebook followers over the past month. I still recommend more updates going forward on all of the accounts.

I don’t have a lot of good things to say about the Republican side of the field. No one added more that three new followers to any accounts. For the most part it is lack of updates that is driving the poor numbers (I believe).

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.

I had the opportunity to attend a candidate forum this morning in Columbia. It was nice to see the candidates that did attend (both Democrat candidates). I was somewhat disappointed in the number of candidates in this race that did not attend the event (yes all of the Republican candidates in this race, I am talking about you). On a positive note, Mr. Morrow had a great answer to the budget question. He mentioned the use of technology to engage the citizens in the process. I am always a fan of candidates that endorse the use of technology (I know, a big shock to all of my readers).

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 6.36.30 AM Some good reading material: Blogger sizes up social media in Howard races

Scott E #HoCoPolitics

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