The Richmond mayoral contest isn’t the only local election drawing a bumper crop of candidates: With every race contested, 58 city residents have filed paperwork to run for 18 seats on the City Council and the School Board.

That’s 17 more candidates than sought office during the 2012 election, and with only five incumbents seeking re-election to the City Council and another five seeking re-election to the School Board, both bodies have the potential to look starkly different come January.