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The San Diego City Clerk has started posting a list of those who’ve filed statements of intent to run for the City Council, a first step in seeking office next year.

In District 2, incumbent Kevin Faulconer has submitted his paperwork, along with engineer Patrick Finucane and community activist Ian Trowbridge, who previously made a run for the seat in 2005.

No one’s filed in District 4, but Councilman Tony Young is expected to seek re-election.

In District 6, former state Assemblyman Howard Wayne has filed a statement of intent to run to replace termed-out Councilwoman Donna Frye, as has Frye’s chief of staff, Steven Hadley.

Council President Ben Hueso’s seat in District 8 will be open next year as Hueso is running for state Assembly. David Alvarez, a staffer for state Sen. Denise Ducheny, and consultant Joseph K. Brown have filed their initial paperwork.

These statements are a first step for running for office, though not everyone who files one ends up as an official candidate.

Three former City Council candidates — Remy Bermudez, Tim Gomez and Lincoln Pickard — filed statements back in 2006 to run in the 2010 election, but they might not be still interested in running. Bermudez, for one, has already endorsed Alvarez.

The list will be updated regularly on the clerk’s website. Click on the “potential candidates” link for the latest list.

RANI GUPTA

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