So far, seven people seem eager to devote their Monday nights to City Council meetings.

The race for two open seats now held by Bob Fenwick and Kristin Szakos, who is not seeking another term, has drawn three Democrats—Fenwick, Heather Hill and Amy Laufer—for the June 13 primary.

Traditionally the primary winners are shoo-ins for the November election in the Dem-heavy Charlottesville.