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Grading All 140 Virginia General Assembly Members’ Twitter Games…Starting with an “A+” For Del. Danica Roem (D-HD13)

Dems dominate the A and B grades, Rs dominate the D and F grades

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It’s been a while since I’ve checked in Virginia General Assembly members’ social media feeds, so I figured…what the heck, I’m a glutton for punishment! LOL  Anyway, see below for a rough grading of all 140 Virginia General Assembly members’ Twitter feeds – based on how much they tweet, how many follow them, how high a percentage of relevant and original tweets they post, the amount of “engagement” (likes, retweets, comments) they get, etc. Note that I’m not really judging these on whether or not I agree with the content, in which case I’d give most Republicans “F” grades…but that’s not what the point of this is. And yes, this was a pain in the neck and I don’t plan to do it again anytime soon, haha.

A+ Grades

Del. Danica Roem (D-HD13): 22.9k tweets lifetime; 94.3k followers; huge following, tons of original/relevant content and engagement, also very lively…really everything you’d want in an elected official’s Twitter feed – superb!

A Grades

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-SD36): 12.1k tweets lifetime; 23.1k followers, tons of activity, interactions, “likes,” retweets, etc.

Del. Chris Hurst (D-HD12): 19.1k tweets lifetime; 32.1k followers; lots of content and engagement

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-HD86): 2,906 tweets lifetime; 19.1k followers; lots of activity, content, engagement, etc.

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-HD2): 3,342 tweets lifetime; 18.3k followers; lots of original/relevant content and engagement

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-SD9): 16.6k tweets lifetime; 12.5k followers; a good deal of engagement on her feed.

Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-HD41): 5,466 tweets lifetime; 15.7k followers; lots of original content and engagement

Del. Hala Ayala (D-HD51): 3,191 tweets lifetime; 9,737 followers; good/relevant content and engagement

Del. Sally Hudson (D-HD57): 6,611 tweets lifetime; 7,176 followers; lots of original/relevant content and engagement.

Del. Cia Price (D-HD95): 11.8k tweets; 3,443 followers; lots of original/relevant content and engagement.

Del. Joshua Cole (D-HD88): 3,769 tweets lifetime; 6,126 followers; lots of relevant content and engagement

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-HD31): 3,732 tweets lifetime; 8,249 followers; good content and engagement.

Del. Marcus Simon (D-HD53): 23.6k tweets lifetime; 4,318 followers; lots of original/relevant content, engagement

A- Grades

Del. Charniele Herring (D-HD46): 6,182 tweets lifetime; 8,544 followers; good original/relevant content and engagement

Del. Mike Mullin (D-HD93): 5,297 tweets lifetime; 2,870 followers; good amount of relevant, original content and engagement

Del. Kathy Tran (D-HD42): 2,961 tweets lifetime; 8,184 followers; good original/relevant content, engagement

Del. Lashrecse Aird (D-HD63): 2,424 tweets lifetime; 3,393 followers; lots of good/relevant content and engagement

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-HD94): 2,528 tweets lifetime; 4,744 followers; good amount of relevant content and engagement

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-HD11): 4,595 tweets; 7,600 followers; lots of content – although not necessarily specific to his district – and engagement

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-SD33): 4,239 tweets lifetime; 7,156 followers; solid engagement on her feed and good, original/relevant content.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-SD30): 5,274 tweets lifetime; 7,990 followers; good/relevant content, decent amount of interaction on his tweets.

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-SD10): 1,330 tweets; 4,317 followers; solid engagement on her tweets; off to a strong start in her relatively young Twitter career (started in November 2018). 🙂

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-SD25): 10.5k tweets lifetime; 8,869 followers; pretty good engagement on his feed.

Del. Paul Krizek (D-HD44): 9,934 tweets lifetime; 2,223 followers; good amount of content and engagement

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-HD49): 8,726 tweets lifetime; 5,773 followers; good amount of content and engagement

Del. Mark Keam (D-HD35): 20.5k tweets; 9,762 followers; solid amount of original content and engagement

Del. Patrick Hope (D-HD47): 8,508 tweets lifetime; 6,052 followers; good amount of content, engagement

Del. Jay Jones (D-HD89): 2,608 tweets lifetime; 3,952 followers; good amount of relevant content and engagement.

Del. Dan Helmer (D-HD40): His campaign account (4,270 tweets; 7,040 followers) is much bigger than his delegate account (384 tweets; 474 followers). Good content on both, though…but hard to know which one to grade, exactly, so I’ll average them and give him an overall A-.

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-HD72): 6,206 tweets lifetime; 4,095 followers; good/relevant content and engagement

B Grades

Del. Alex Askew (D-HD85): 1,095 tweets; 2,210 followers; good content and decent amount of engagement

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-HD71): 2,022 tweets lifetime; 3,268 followers; good content and engagement

Del. Mark Sickles (D-HD43): 1,019 tweets lifetime; 4,228 followers; good amount of content and engagement

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-HD74): 1,972 tweets; 2,900 followers; good content and engagement

Del. Glenn Davis (R-HD84): 2,895 tweets lifetime; 2,494 followers; decent amount of relevant content, engagement.

Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-HD5): 4,168 tweets lifetime; 3,882 followers; decent interaction on his feed, as well as content relevant to his district.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-HD66): 2,206 tweets lifetime; 5,037 followers; good original content – although a lot isn’t specifically relevant to his district – and engagement.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-SD26): 4,357 tweets lifetime; 6,393 followers; solid engagement on his feed but not a ton of original content specifically relevant to his district.

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-SD31): 2,658 tweets lifetime; 4,744 followers; pretty active, but not a ton of engagement.

Del. Mark Levine (D-HD45): 1,589 tweets lifetime; 2,306 followers; good amount of original content and engagement

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-SD29): 1,432 tweets lifetime; 2,728 followers; some interaction, but not a ton, on his tweets.

Del. David Reid (D-HD32): 1,279 tweets lifetime; 2,577 followers; decent amount of content, not a ton of engagement

Del. Dave LaRock (R-HD33): 1,963 tweets; 2,367 followers; decent amount of content, not a ton of engagement.

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-SD18): 447 tweets lifetime; 3,307 followers; good interaction when she tweets.

Del. Don Scott (D-HD80): 249 tweets lifetime; 904 followers; decent amount of content and good engagement on the content that’s there.

Sen. John Edwards (D-SD21): 509 tweets lifetime; 1,211 followers; decent engagement when he tweets.

Del. Martha Mugler (D-HD91): 786 tweets lifetime; 1,008 followers; decent amount of original content, not a ton of engagement

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-HD48): 2,078 tweets lifetime; 3,571 followers; decent amount of original content, engagement

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-SD35): 1,315 tweets lifetime;  4,467 followers; which is a decent number; also decent amount of content, although not a ton of engagement with his feed.

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-HD87): 1,375 tweets lifetime; 1,406 followers; pretty good amount of original content and engagement

B- Grades

Sen. John Bell (D-SD13): 3,539 tweets lifetime; 3,579 followers; not a lot of original content or engagement on his feed.

Del. Lee Carter (D-HD50): 17.2k tweets lifetime; 103.4k followers; huge following, tons of originant content and engagement, also very lively, but a very high percentage is on national and international stuff, not directly relevant to his district.

Del. John McGuire (R-HD56): 1,828 tweets lifetime; 20.6k followers; the problem is that there’s not a ton of original content relevant to his district

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-SD19): 2,085 tweets lifetime; 1,431 followers; some engagement, albeit not a ton, on his tweets.

Sen. Monty Mason (D-SD1): 3,413 tweets lifetime; 2,374 followers; mostly seems to retweet, not post original content, and not much interaction on his Twitter feed…

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-HD10): 835 tweets lifetime; 3,247 followers; moderately active, not a ton of engagement

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-SD2): 369 tweets lifetime; 2,845 followers; solid # of followers, but minimal interaction on her tweets and not a lot of activity in general; also note that her account is protected, so isn’t totally public.

Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-SD7): 634 tweets lifetime; 702 followers; not many likes/retweets/etc. on her feed.

C Grades

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-SD37): 1,155 tweets lifetime; 4,522 followers; not a ton of engagement on his tweets, which are not frequent.

Del. David Bulova (D-HD37): 487 tweets lifetime; 3,074 followers; not much engagement or original content.

Del. Luke Torian (D-HD52): 388 tweets; 682 followers; very few followers (especially given how long he’s been in the House of Delegates), but good amount of content and engagement

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-SD17): 2,823 tweets lifetime; 4,340 followers; not a great deal of content or engagement (likes/shares/retweets) on his tweets.

Sen. Todd Pillion (R-SD40): 559 tweets lifetime; 2,088 followers; tweets a few times a month without much interaction generally speaking.

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-SD8): 1,116 tweets lifetime; 2,050 followers; not a lot of interaction, likes, etc. on his tweets.

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-HD62): 1,153 tweets; 1,045 followers; not a ton of original content or engagement on her feed.

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-HD67): 1,366 tweets lifetime; 3,170 followers; not a lot of original content or engagement

Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D-HD21): 1,665 tweets lifetime; 3,235 followers; not a lot of original content or engagement

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-HD77): 1,310 tweets lifetime; 1,272 followers; fairly active, but not a ton of engagement on his feed.

Del. Chris Head (R-HD17): 1,577 tweets lifetime; 2,534 followers; not much original content or engagement.

Sen. Jill Vogel (R-SD27): 1,062 tweets lifetime; 4,272 followers; not much original content this year.

Del. Tony Wilt (R-HD26): 893 tweets lifetime; 952 followers; not a ton of original content or engagement on his feed.

Del. Kaye Kory (D-HD38): 1,206 tweets lifetime; 2,420 followers; decent amount of content, although not a ton of engagement

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-HD34): 4,341 tweets lifetime; 4,910 followers; not a lot of original content relevant to the district or engagement.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-SD3): 1,617 tweets lifetime; 3,539 followers, which is ok, but hasn’t tweeted since August 28, and rarely gets much interaction (or likes or retweets).

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-HD15): 3,033 tweets lifetime; 3,595 followers; very little original content…mostly retweets.

Del. Rodney Willett (D-HD73): 349 tweets lifetime; 681 followers; not many followers; decent amount of content, although not a ton of engagement.

Del. Joe McNamara (R-HD8): 196 tweets lifetime; 466 followers; not a ton of tweeting, but does provide some original content.

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-SD5): 932 tweets lifetime; 3,304 followers, which isn’t horrible, but tweets very infrequently and gets minimal interaction.

Del. Jeion Ward (D-HD92): 388 tweets lifetime; 2,297 followers; not a lot of original content or engagement

Del. Nancy Guy (D-HD83): 281 tweets lifetime; 950 followers; not much original content or engagement

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-HD1): 4,555 tweets lifetime; 3,845 followers; not a lot of original content, retweets a lot of national conservative stuff not relevant to his district specifically.

Del. Nick Freitas (R-HD30): 1,869 tweets lifetime; 29.4k followers; hard to judge, because it’s not really focused on his work as a delegate, but mostly his campaign in VA07. Specifically on his delegate work or district, there’s not much there…

Del. Les Adams (R-HD16): 739 tweets lifetime; 1,617 followers; not much engagement on his feed.

Del. Mark Cole (R-HD88): 3,428 tweets lifetime; 1,932 followers; not a lot of relevant/original content pertaining to his House of Delegates district…more national conservative/right-wing stuff.

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-HD90): 936 tweets; 1,412 followers; not a ton of original content or engagement on his feed

Del. Emily Brewer (R-HD64): 3,024 tweets lifetime; 1,559 followers; not a ton of engagement or original content.

Del. Jason Miyares (R-HD82): 534 tweets; 788 followers; decent engagement when he tweets, which isn’t particularly frequent.

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-SD6): 683 tweets lifetime; 1,635 followers; pretty quiet overall.

Del. Dawn Adams (D-HD68): Was off Twitter for a long time, but got back on in June 2020. Has tweeted 133 times, with just 74 followers, but has been posting good content regularly, so could move up in the rankings…

D Grades

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-SD4): 734 tweets lifetime; 2,505 followers; sporadic tweeting, minimal interaction/likes/shares on his feed.

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-SD24): 332 tweets lifetime; 1,177 followers; infrequent tweets and almost no interaction on his feed.

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-SD12): 623 tweets lifetime; 2,029 followers; hasn’t tweeted since July, and only 5 times in 2020.

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-SD28): 74 tweets lifetime; 456 followers; not a lot there in general.

Del. Michael Webert (R-HD18): 10k tweets lifetime; 2,562 followers; but…hasn’t tweeted since July 20.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-SD34): 2,699 tweets lifetime; 5,267 followers, which is a decent number, but hasn’t tweeted since January 23, which is really not good for an elected official and brings his score down a great deal…would have been a lot higher if he tweeted regularly, or even semi-regularly.

Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-HD24): 291 tweets lifetime; 454 followers; minimal activity…maybe one tweet per month.

D- Grades

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-SD11): 777 tweets lifetime; 6,892 followers; barely uses Twitter at all…really focuses her efforts on Facebook, where she has a large and intense following.

Del. Kathy Byron (R-HD22): 138 tweets lifetime; 1,389 followers; rarely posts any original content…or pretty much any content at all.

F Grades/Inactivity

Del. Terry Austin (R-HD19): 627 tweets lifetime; 1,358 followers; hasn’t tweeted since April 1, and that was to share a Facebook post link.

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-HD99): 443 tweets lifetime; 755 followers; hasn’t tweeted since February 27, 2020

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-SD20): 2,818 tweets lifetime; 3,543 followers; hasn’t tweeted since February 11, 2020.

Del. John Avoli (R-HD20): 12 tweets lifetime; 78 followers; hasn’t tweeted since February 2020.

Del. Ken Plum (D-HD36): 5,169 tweets lifetime; 2,017 followers; hasn’t tweeted since January 24, 2020.

Sen. George Barker (D-SD39): 151 tweets lifetime; 1,605 followers; last tweet was almost a year ago (November 5, 2019).

Del. Scott Wyatt (R-HD97): 4 tweets lifetime; 39 followers; nothing since October 2019.

Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-HD76): 31 tweets lifetime; 516 followers; hasn’t tweeted since October 2019.

Del. Nick Rush (R-HD7): 480 tweets lifetime; 1,496 followers; hasn’t tweeted since October 2019

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-SD38): 268 tweets lifetime; 1,483 followers; rarely tweets (last one by him August 27, 2019) or retweets.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-SD15): 51 tweets lifetime; 172 followers; hasn’t tweeted since June 2019.

Sen. Stephen Newman (R-SD23): 687 tweets lifetime; 2,039 followers; last tweet was in May 2019, and basically all he uses his Twitter feed for seems to be to link to his Facebook posts. Weird.

Del. Danny Marshall (R-HD14): 8 tweets lifetime; 123 followers; no content since May 2019.

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-HD9): 680 tweets lifetime; 1,850 followers; hasn’t tweeted since April 2019

Del. Barry Knight (R-HD81): 202 tweets lifetime; 315 followers; hasn’t tweeted since April 2019.

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-HD70): 2 tweets lifetime; 281 followers; hasn’t tweeted since January 2019

Del. Steve Heretick (D-HD79): 10 tweets lifetime; 360 followers; has only tweeted once since April 2015, and that was in January 2019.

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-HD24): 543 tweets lifetime; 1,516 followers; hasn’t tweeted since June 2018.

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-HD27): 215 tweets; 687 followers; hasn’t tweeted since March 2018

Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-HD75): 3 tweets lifetime; 186 followers; hasn’t tweeted since January 2017

Del. Rob Bell (R-HD58): 586 tweets lifetime; 1,570 followers; hasn’t tweeted since December 2016.

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-SD14): 70 tweets lifetime; 224 followers; hasn’t tweeted since January 2016. Why bother?

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-SD16): 1 tweet lifetime on his official Senate Twitter account, with 15 followers; 50 tweets lifetime on his campaign account, the last one being in August 2015, with 384 followers.

Del. Wendell Walker (R-HD23): 11 tweets lifetime; 202 followers; hasn’t tweeted since 2014.

Del. Matt Fariss (R-HD59): 6 tweets lifetime; 203 followers; hasn’t tweeted since 2012.

Del. James Edmunds (R-HD60): 17 tweets lifetime; 513 followers; hasn’t tweeted since 2009

Del. Chris Runion (R-HD25): 44 tweets lifetime; 317 followers; minimal activity

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-HD100): 1 tweet lifetime; 252 followers

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-HD55): 58 tweets lifetime; 31 followers; minimal engagement on his feed.

Sen. Janet Howell (D-SD32): Zero tweets lifetime; 61 followers.

Sen. Mark Peake (R-SD22): Zero tweets lifetime; 2 followers; you can’t win at Twitter if you don’t play! LOL

F/Doesn’t Have a Twitter Account

Del. Amanda Batten (R-HD96): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Betsy Carr (D-HD69): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Keith Hodges (R-HD98): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-HD78): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Will Morefield (R-HD3): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. William Wampler (R-HD4): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-HD54): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Lee Ware (R-HD65): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Vivian Watts (D-HD39): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.

Del. Thomas Wright (R-HD61): Doesn’t seem to have a Twitter account.