Howard County Council Districts Map This was a great race to watch during the Primary and I look forward to watching how social media shapes this race going forward. On a side note the Ravens preseason begins tonight at 7:30pm against the 49ers. I am so going to watch the first quarter of the game…then I will probably switch off and watch the remainder of the O’s game vs Toronto. Go Ravens and O’s tonight.

Now on to this evaluation…

The candidates:


Jon Weinstein –


Kevin Forrest Schmidt –

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





827 (+123)

329 (+23)


277 (+53)

159 (+38)






18 (+5)



Comments: Jon Weinstein holds significant advantages in followers on Facebook and Twitter. He has also continued to add to his lead on those platforms since the last evaluation in June.

I really like the fact that Kevin Schmidt is on Google+ and now Instagram. He is the only candidate left on those platforms and that could pay off in this race if he is able to use them to help build his online social media presence.

Here is a look at the Facebook activity over the past week of the candidate pages in this race: (Jon had a much better week on Facebook with follower engagement).

HCCD1 Facebook Activity August

Right now I would have to give Jon Weinstein the overall technology outreach advantage in this race. His follower advantage and engagement on Facebook over the past week is impressive. It is a long race and I will continue to track the changes going forward. Make sure to check back for updates to this race and many others.

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Scott E #HoCoPolitics


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