Maryland State Delegate – District 12 – June Technology Scorecard

Howard County DistrictsI found a couple of new outlets of technology that I am reporting in this evaluation. If you are interested in the May report, click here:  https://scottesoftware.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/maryland-state-delegate-district-12-may-technology-scorecard/

Now on to this 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)

6/22/14

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedIn

Flickr

Brian S. Bailey

1012 (+22)

317 (+14)

Yes

Jay Fred Cohen

Rebecca P. Dongarra

544 (+6)

15 (+0)

Yes

Eric Ebersole

482 (+29)

61 (+1)

Michael Gisriel

13 (+0)

Terri Hill

678 (+57)

32 (+3)

Clarence K. Lam

544 (+16)

421 (+16)

Yes

Yes

Renee McGuirk-Spence

409 (+11)

Adam Sachs

44 (+5)

Yes

Nick Stewart

588 (+19)

140 (+14)

Gordon Bull

303 (+19)

Joseph D. “Joe” Hooe

220 (+6)

60

Rick Martel

159 (+0)

Here are my takeaways from the scorecard above:

First lets start with some positive news…

Terri Hill added the most new Facebook followers. This was a great time to get that spike and may be an indication of good things to come on the 24th.

On Twitter: Brian Bailey, Clarence Lam and Nick Stewart were all pretty even in adding new followers.

New outreach – Joe Hooe used his Twitter account and as such it is listed above in the scorecard. Clarence Lam finally got his YouTube page up and running with one new video that has over 230 views to date.

Now some not so positive news…

Article from June 2nd: District 12 candidate Bailey charged with criminal election law violation. I was pretty disappointed to see technology used in this way. It really doesn’t matter if the content is accurate or not, it is not what I would want a potential elected official representing me to be doing online. It was pretty mean spirited and really unnecessary. For those that did not see it, here is an internet capture of the site: https://web.archive.org/web/20140307161048/http://www.dongarrafordelegate.com/

As I look at selecting a technology outreach leader, I look at the number of followers, trends of adding new followers over time, how much the accounts are being utilized for outreach and now other uses of technology (good and bad). With the news about Brian Bailey I can not select him in my top three this month. My new top three list now consists of (in no specific order) Terri Hill, Clarence Lam and Nick Stewart.

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.

HoCoBlogsHoCoElections page offers voters insight and perspective via candidates’ social streams. Click here to learn more:  http://hocoblogs.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/hocoelections-page-offers-voters-insight-and-perspective-via-candidates-social-streams/

Scott E #HoCoPolitics 

 

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