Fourteen San Antonio residents filed for mayor and another 66 filed for the 10 city council positions.This is 20% more than the number who filed in 2015. Much of the increase can be attributed to four open seats, all of which attracted at least six candidates. The number of mayoral candidates is the same as in 2015. A majority of the candidates appear to be making their first run for public office, at least as far as we can tell.

Today (Friday) was the last day to file for a place on the May 6 uniform election ballot in most jurisdictions, including San Antonio. Filed candidates who wish to withdraw from the ballot must do so by next Friday in most jurisdictions.

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