Howard County DistrictsThe one change I found from last month is that Rick Martel has begun using his old campaign Facebook page and as such is now listed in the scorecard below.

You can read the April evaluation here:  http://scottesoftware.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/maryland-state-delegate-district-12-april-technology-scorecard/

Now on to the evaluation…

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

Democrat

Brian S. Bailey – http://www.baileyfordelegate.com/

Jay Fred Cohen– Unable to find website or any technology outreach

Rebecca P. Dongarra – http://www.peopleforrebecca.com/

Eric Ebersole – http://www.ericebersole.org/

Michael Gisriel – http://gisrielfordelegate.com/

Terri Hill –http://www.friendsofterrihill.org/

Clarence K. Lam – http://www.clarencelam.com/

Renee McGuirk-Spence – http://reneemcguirkspence2014.com/

Adam Sachs – http://sachsfordelegate.org/

Nick Stewart – http://www.nickfordelegate.com/home.php

Republican

Gordon Bull – http://gordonbull.com/

Joseph D.”Joe” Hooe – http://www.joehooe.org/

Rick Martel – No website found via Google search

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

5/26/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

Flickr

Brian S. Bailey

990 (+11)

303 (+13)

Yes

Jay Fred Cohen

Rebecca P. Dongarra

538 (+9)

15 (+4)

Yes

Eric Ebersole

453 (+25)

60 (+10)

Michael Gisriel

13 (+0)

Terri Hill

621 (+14)

29 (+6)

Clarence K. Lam

528 (+13)

405 (+63)

Yes

Renee McGuirk-Spence

398 (+70)

Adam Sachs

39 (+5)

Yes

Nick Stewart

569 (+17)

126 (+12)

Gordon Bull

284 (+10)

Joseph D. “Joe” Hooe

214 (+11)

Rick Martel

159

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

Clarence Lam added an impressive number of new followers on Twitter and has extended his overall follower lead in this race. One note for this team – please correct or remove the YouTube link on your website. It has not worked in months and it is frustrating clicking on links that do not work.

Renee McGuirk-Spence by far added the most number of new followers on Facebook. That is a great sign for this team. I personally wish they were also using Twitter for outreach to potential voters but happy to see some significant adds on Facebook.

Brain Bailey is closing in on 1,000 followers on Facebook. That would be a nice milestone for this team.

As mentioned above, Rick Martel began using his old Facebook account on May 1st for updates. Better late than never. I will be interested to see how much this continues going forward.

I am going to continue to call Brian Bailey the overall technology outreach leader in this race. I am moving Clarence Lam into the number two spot and going to say Nick Stewart is third. These rankings are based on total number of followers and trends of adding new followers over the past few months.

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.

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 6.36.30 AMAmandaYeager wrote an article about candidate responses from a forum earlier this month: State candidates talk jobs at Columbia forum

HoCoBlogs I would encourage the candidates on this scorecard to consider attending this wonderful event on May 28th in Ellicott City to meet local bloggers and blog readers:  https://www.eventjoy.com/e/hocoblogs-patio-party-at-alexandras. Make sure to RSVP soon!

Scott E #HoCoPolitics

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