And the race is on.
Nominations closed for the Nov. 15 civic election on Friday. The declared list of candidates will not be released until the withdrawal deadline Friday.
*- Denotes incumbent.
Here are the candidates for Victoria, Esquimalt and the Greater Victoria School District:
Dean Fortin*, Lisa Helps, Ida Chong, Rob Duncan (Changes the Clown), David Shebib, Stephen Andrew, Riga Godron and Jason Ross.
Marianne Alto*, Saul Anderson, Jonathan Carroll, Chris Coleman*, Steve Filipovic, Hilary Groos, James Harasymow, Ian Hoat, Ben Isitt*, Erik Kaye, Jeremy Loveday, Margaret Lucas, John Luton, Gordon MacKinnon, Pam Madoff*, Ryan Moen, Sean Murray, Jeffrey Olafson, Andrew Reeve, Paul Servos, Justin Stephenson, Douglas Stewart, Charlayne Thornton-Joe* and Geoff Young*.
Barb Desjardins*, John Ducker, Scott Attrill and David Shebib.
Meagan Brame*, Beth Burton-Krahn, Lynda Hundleby*, Rod Lavergne, Olga Liberchuk, Susan Low, Bob McKie*, Tim Morrison*, Brenda O’Connor, Mark Salter, David Schinbein* and Josh Steffler.
GREATER VICTORIA SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD 61)
Nicole Duncan, Tom Ferris*, Bev Horseman*, Elaine Leonard*, Edith Loring-Kuhanga*, Ruth MacIntosh, Diane McNally, Deborah Nohr*, Peg Orcherton*, Rob Paynter, John Rizzuti, Jordan Watters and Ann Whiteaker.