Maryland State Senate – District 9 – September Technology Scorecard

Maryland Senate District 9 RaceIn a race I still believe will be very competitive, technology outreach to potential voters could end up being a factor in who wins this race. If you are interested in seeing last months evaluation, click here. Here is this months evaluation…

The candidates:


Ryan Frederic –


Gail Bates (Delegate District 9A) –

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






Ryan Frederic

399 (+50)

95 (+15)


Gail Bates

581 (+295)

302 (+43)



Comments: Gail Bates has stepped up and made significant gains on Facebook and Twitter over the past month. She now holds the overall follower advantage on both of those platforms in this race.

Ryan Frederic made nice gains on Facebook but has not been active on Twitter since late July. I am hoping that his team changes this going forward (it would be a missed opportunity for this team not to use this platform for outreach).

Here is a look at the candidates Twitter profiles, activity and engagement: (Click photo for full size)

Twitter activity Senate District 9

The key item to look at is “Popularity”. This shows the number of recent retweets and favorites. Neither candidate is super active but Gail Bates is slightly better overall.

Here is a look at the Facebook activity over the past week of the candidate pages in this race: (Click photo for full size)

Senate District 9 September Facebook

Ryan Frederic had a slightly better week on Facebook with follower engagement. Both candidates have been equally active (number of posts) over the past week but Ryan received more likes, shares and comments.

Given the overall profiles and changes over the past month, I would have to give the technology outreach advantage to Gail Bates. She made a significant jump with new Facebook followers and she is the only candidate active on Twitter over the past month. All in all I still believe this is a pretty close race (Frederic still showing strength on Facebook) and I will continue to follow this race very closely.

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.

LinkedinDid you know that you can follow the Technology Outreach Scorecards on LinkedIn? Check out this link and follow the page to stay up to date:

Scott E #HoCoPolitics



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