We now have a third official candidate in City Council District A, businesswoman Brenda Stardig, who I am told is outgoing Council Member Toni Lawrence's preferred choice. She joins Alex Wathen and Jeff Downing, who have already filed their Treasurer's reports, and possible Bert Schoelkopf in the pursuit of this seat. Her press release is beneath the fold. I haven't heard of any other new candidates lately; if you're aware of some, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks.
Today Brenda Stardig officially began her campaign to succeed Toni Lawrence as the City Council Member representing District A.
"I am proud to announce that I am running for Houston City Council, District A! So many of people have encouraged me to seek this office now that it is open and I have decided to do this because I have the ability and desire to do an outstanding job for our community," said Stardig.
Born and raised in District A, Brenda Stardig has worked alongside old friends and new neighbors to become an influential leader in her community. She has helped people in the community, devoting time and resources to improving west Houston. Her compassion is shown through her actions. Brenda is a past president of one of the City of Houston's Super Neighborhoods, she has organized numerous crime fighting initiatives, and as a Spring Branch Education Foundation member, she has strived to enhance public education. Brenda doesn't rest. She currently serves as a director on the boards for government entities and medical corporations. Brenda has received praise for her tireless efforts, including the Keep Houston Beautiful Mayor's Award Certificate of Recognition Winner and the award for Leadership Excellence in Neighborhood Development from Bank of America.
In addition to being a community leader, Brenda is an accomplished businesswoman. She worked in the financial industry for 20 years prior to her successful transition to real estate. Brenda is a multi-million dollar producer who is trusted throughout the industry and is known for doing the right thing for her clients. She also offers her expertise as a member of three different real estate associations. Brenda has dedicated her life to expanding opportunities for others and preserving a quality of life for the people of District A. She has never forgotten where she came from - or the faith and dedication that drives her. Her accomplishments include:
- Real Estate Broker
- Spring Branch Education Foundation Board Member
- Spring Branch Medical Center Board Member and Institutional Review Board Past Member
- City of Houston TIRZ 17 Redevelopment Authority (also known as Memorial City Redevelopment Authority ) Board Member
- Spearheaded more than 6 Crime Stoppers Initiatives
- Houston West Chamber of Commerce Past Board Member
- Bank of America LEND (Leadership Excellence in Neighborhood Development) Award Recipient
- City of Houston District A Apartment Taskforce Member
- Houston Police Department Northwest Division Positive Interaction Program Volunteer of the Year
- City of Houston Past Super Neighborhood President
- Served on two City of Houston Planning Commission Subcommittees
- Shadow Oaks Civic Association (serving ~1000 homes) Past President
- Spring Branch Independent School District Good Neighbor Award Recipient
- Spring Branch Education Foundation Crystal Awards Committee member
- Houston Association of Realtors Member
- Texas Association of Realtors Member
- National Association of Realtors Member
- Served in past as Houston Association of Realtors Political Affairs Advisory Committee Member
- Northwest Lion's Club Member
- Northwest Lion's Club Mission of Yahweh Christmas Party Chair