I am still running very behind on writing these articles…but also still trying to get a few other shirts from candidates so they get included in the articles. District 4 is one that I am lucky enough to have all of the candidates provide shirts for the evaluation.
I want to state for the record I stole this idea from Frank Hecker. He wrote some great articles in 2014 comparing campaign signs…so I thought I would do something similar but focus on campaign apparel…specifically t-shirts. (I will include this line in every article).
Also, I know candidates have until the end of February to file and if other candidates enter this race, I will be sure to update this article.
Now off to my evaluation…
I will start off with Lisa Kim (R): (Colors: Grey, Red and Black)
Things I like about the shirt: It has the authority line of the campaign…always a good thing. I love the font used for the last name…it really stands out. I like the fact that there is information on the front and back of the shirt. I think that is important. I love the fact the web address is on the shirt.
Things I don’t love about the shirt: I do not love the grey color of the shirt…that color does not stand out enough at events. I also think it might be a bit wordy for a campaign t-shirt. No mention of what County Council District she is running for on the shirt.
Overall: I like the shirt overall.
Next up, Deb Jung (D): (Colors: White, Blue and Red)
Things I like about the shirt: It has the authority line of the campaign…always a good thing. I like the font used for the last name…it stands out. I like the fact that she added “Democrat for Howard County Council” & “District 4” on the shirt.
Things I don’t love about the shirt: Red, white and blue shirts are a popular choice…not sure they stand out from other t-shirts at events. I really think information on the back of the shirt would have been helpful.
Overall: I am OK with this campaign shirt.
Next up, Byron Macfarlane (D): (Colors: Green, Blue and White)
Things I like about the shirt: It has the authority line of the campaign…always a good thing. I love, love love the color of this shirt. This may be my favorite color of any candidate I have seen (in person) to date. It really stands out. I like adding “Democrat for County Council” on the shirt.
Things I don’t love about the shirt: Nothing on the back of the shirt is a miss. Adding what County Council District he is running for on the shirt would have been better. The font used maybe could have been a little larger…maybe not…he does have a long last name.
Overall: I like this campaign shirt.
This was another difficult choice. Each had positives that I liked and each had negatives that I picked on above. The perfect shirt might be Macfarlane’s color, Jung’s adding of District 4 and Kim’s adding of content on the front and back. Given all of that…I will call this a 3 way tie of good and bad for each shirt.
Do you have a favorite shirt? Let me know in the comments!
Note – these articles have nothing to do with which candidate I prefer in the race, these are my personal feelings on the shirts. Only candidates that are willing to provide me a shirt for the evaluation will be evaluated. If you are running for office and want your campaign shirt evaluated and promoted across my blog – reach out to me soon.