In a week of heavy activity amid responses from Jimbo Wales (see related story), several users joined the ArbCom race while two withdrew.
Dmcdevit (statement), Doktorbuk (statement), Jpgordon (statement), and Silverback (statement) joined the race. In addition, Filiocht (statement) "unwithdrew", striking out his earlier comment regarding the uncertainties of the race.
Two people also withdrew from the race this week: 172 and former Arbitrator Ambi. Both cited an improvement in the ArbCom's handling of cases and a large number of suitable candidates.
There are now 32 candidates in the race, two short of last year's 34 candidates. Anyone interested should make a statement on the candidates' page immediately.