Jon Weinstein Files for Reelection in 2018

In the move we all were waiting for...Jon Weinstein has filed for reelection for Howard County Council in District 1. Now listed on the State Board of Elections website: Jon has a website: http://vote4jon.com/. He also has the following social media channels: Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to follow Jon on his journey to reelection...I will be watching closely. Keep up with all of...

Howard County Council Candidates – 4th of July Parades – 2017

I have seen a few social media posts about candidates looking for supporters and volunteers to walk in the upcoming 4th of July parades around Howard County. If you have a favorite candidate and want to show your support, here are some upcoming opportunities: District 3 candidates: (I am starting with these candidates because I live in this district): Steve Hunt...

The Howard County Republican Central Committee Website Offline – June 27

In what can only be described as a bad week for websites...The Howard County Republican Central Committee website is offline. This site has actually been down since Friday the 23rd. Here is a message on their Facebook page: I don't have any specific insight as to why the site has been down for four days...but you would think with all...

Hiruy Hadgu Running For County Council – District 3

Looks like we have a third candidate running for Howard County County Council in District 3 - Hiruy Hadgu. I came across his website last night (he used #HoCoMD on Twitter and that is where I learned of his account(s) and campaign website). You can view the website here:  https://www.hiruyhadgu.com/ He also has a Facebook page and Twitter account for online outreach...

Howard County Government Website Is Offline – June 25th

Howard County Government

Here is something you don't see everyday...the Howard County Government website was hacked and is down today. The screenshot above was taken at 8:00pm. I found out about this via a story reported by the Associated Press: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of...

2018 Maryland Political Candidate Website Reviews

One of the items I am going to add to the 2018 Technology Outreach Scorecards is a review of candidates websites. I plan to mix these reviews into the evaluations and conduct more that one website review during the election cycle. Here is a breakdown of what I will be looking at when conducting the reviews: Information on the site SEO...

WordPress Improvements

Here are a few helpful tips for your WordPress site: 1) Add Expire Headers Add the following code to your .htaccess file: <IfModule mod_expires.c> ExpiresActive on ExpiresDefault “access plus 1 month” ExpiresByType image/gif “access plus 1 month” ExpiresByType image/png “access plus 1 month” ExpiresByType image/jpg “access plus 1 month” ExpiresByType image/jpeg “access plus 1 month” ExpiresByType text/html “access plus 3 days” ExpiresByType text/xml “access plus 1 seconds” ExpiresByType text/plain “access plus...

Rushern Baker Running for Governor in 2018

I guess is it official now, Rushern Baker (Prince George's County Executive) is running for Governor. The photo above was retweeted from his Twitter account this morning. His website is online:  http://rushernbaker.com/ and his social media accounts are listed on the website: Facebook and Twitter. He even has a Youtube channel with one video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZm5jbkCiyE He has not filed with the State Board...

Handel wins in Georgia and Parnell wins in South Carolina

Election results from last night proved two things, all elections are local and the anti-Trump sentiment alone will not win you an election. These are two lessons we should all take to heart for the upcoming midterms. For months now I have been hearing (on the news) how the four special elections (in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and South Carolina) would...

Maryland House kills redistricting plan

From Larry Hogan's Facebook Page on March 20th: Today, certain members of the legislature voted to kill nonpartisan redistricting reform that would finally end the unconstitutional practice of gerrymandering. For far too long, Maryland voters’ rights to free and fair elections have been trampled on by partisan politicians, and today's vote in the legislature is another example of this long and...