Maryland State Senate – District 13 – August Technology Scorecard

Senate 13I live in this district so I always look forward to the D13 evaluations. It has been a while since I looked at this race so lets see how the candidates are doing…

District 13

The candidates:

Guy Guzzone (D) –

Jody Venkatesan (R) –

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






Guy Guzzone (D)

333 (+10)

719 (+95)

Jody Venkatesan (R)

247 (+24)

48 (+18)



Comments: First lets talk about Jody Venkatesan. He added the most new Facebook followers since May. He has added three new YouTube videos and has launched an Instagram account. I really like the use of Instagram and the new YouTube videos. Good job and I look forward to seeing more from this candidate between now and November.

Now lets talk about Delegate Guzzone. He continues to hold the advantage with the most Facebook followers and by far the most Twitter followers. He actually did a great job adding almost 100 new Twitter followers since May. With those positives mentioned I have to point out the mistakes made by Guy. There are some big ones. First off is that he is linking his Facebook account to his Twitter account. I have written about this in the past (Read Here). Why is this such a bad thing…well this is what his Twitter feed looks like from June 24th to August 12th:

Guzzone Twitter

Worse than that is that the Facebook feed is not from the campaign account, but from his personal account. The campaign account listed on the campaign website has not had a post since November 2013.  Here is why not to use a personal account for updates:

Facebook Pages Info

I know it seems like I am picking on Guy a little (or a lot depending on who you support in this race). OK, I am a little but it is in the hopes that he will change some of his social media practices going forward. I have met and like Guy and really want to follow his posts and hopes he utilizes social media to connect with potential voters and communicate with us between now and November.

Here is a look at the Facebook activity over the past week of the candidate pages in this race:

Senate District 13 Facebook August

Interested in the Primary results of this race? Click Here

Interested in the May Technology Scorecard for this race? Click Here

Scott E #HoCoPolitics



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