The year 2011 is nearly over; however, the politics of the City of Houston is not. Mayor Annise Parker is doing her best to make sure that her administration remains intact by putting the full weight of her office behind the re-election of City Councilwoman Brenda Stardig during this run-off period. Stardig has been a key ally to the Mayor and her ability to pass programs that have made her administration unique. Stardig had poor results in the November election resulting in a run-off with Elena Brown. The result of the election was a complete surprise to Stardig and Mayor Parker. Now Stardig has a campaign with new life with the hope of turning around her re-election team.