An updated version of this post with the final roster of candidates can be found here.

With a little over a week to go to file for municipal offices on the May 6 ballot, 44 San Antonioians have already filed for mayor and city council. Others have announced their candidacies, filed preliminary campaign paperwork or are considering entering the fray (including some not mentioned below). We thought it was a good time to take an initial look at the candidates so far, concentrating on their prior service to city of San Antonio boards and commissions and past campaigns.

Some candidates appear to be running for public office for the first time, at least as far as we can tell, while others are regular contestants for city offices. The four open seats and mayoral race have drawn the most attention, while no one has filed for District 4 so far.

Subscribers can learn a little about who is running so far.