District A Is Starting to Get Crowded

We’re not even done with 2012, but it looks like there will be some excitement in the Houston City Council District A race. We’ve got some familiar faces at the ready to challenge incumbent Helena Brown.

It appears unlikely that former District A Councilwoman Brenda Stardig will get a one-on-one shot at a comeback from her 2011 loss to current Councilwoman Helena Brown.

“It is my plan to run for District A,” Amy Peck, district director state Sen. Dan Patrick, told me Monday.

Stardig has said it is “highly possible” that she will try to gain the seat back next year. Brown and At-Large Position 5 Councilman Jack Christie were the first challengers in 12 years to knock off incumbent Council members when they won run-off elections in December 2011.

I’m thinking it may get a little more crowded, since this could provide a good opportunity for a more progressive candidate to join in. It is also a District with a burgeoning Latino community that needs to get empowered and involved in their community. Whether any of the challengers or the incumbent even attempt to play nice with Latinos is still a question that has been left unanswered, thus far.

Let’s keep an eye on this one.

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