Maryland State Delegate – District 9B – October Technology Scorecard

Coale vs FlanaganThis will be the final side by side evaluation of this race. If you are interested in the September evaluation, click here. Now on to this evaluation…

The candidates:


Tom Coale – 


Bob Flanagan –

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





1123 (+70)

550 (+28)


1361 (+33)

211 (+7)


16 (+0)


231 (+12)

Comments: Tom Coale added the most new Facebook and Twitter followers over the past month. He holds significant followers advantages on all of his social media sites. He remains the only candidate in this race on Goggle+ and Instagram.

Bob Flanagan added a decent number of Facebook followers over the past month. His Twitter following remains very light. He only posted three tweets during the month of September so it is not a surprise that he is not picking up many new followers on that platform.

Now we all know that follower trends is only one part of technology outreach, follower engagement is as (if not more) important. Let’s take a look at engagement numbers on Facebook:

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

Delegate 9B Facebook activity October

Based on the activity of the two accounts it is no surprise that Tom Coale holds a significant advantage with Facebook engagement (likes, shares and comments).

I started doing evaluations of this race back in February. Tom Coale has been the technology outreach leader from the very beginning and this month is no different. He is both active with updates and interactive with his supporters online. I am happy to once again name Tom Coale the technology outreach leader in District 9B.

Early voting begins on October 23rd. Make sure you know where to vote (Click the graphic for Howard County locations):

Early Voting

I have some special posts planned during early voting. I will be listing out “My Favorite” Howard County candidates and promoting them on the blog site and all of the ScottE Software social media channels. I am very much looking forward to those posts.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend.

Scott E #HoCoPolitics

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