Any day now, the 2014 San Jose mayoral race is expected to start, with two Sicilian-Americans from wealthy families and a Vietnamese immigrant vice mayor formally declaring their intent to run. But in the coming months, several unexpected candidates could join Sam Liccardo, Dave Cortese and Madison Nguyen. Ken Yeager, the county supe who enjoys the support of organized labor and the gay community, has apparently put out feelers, eschewing an interest in state or national politics. Conversely, Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s name has also been bandied about as a homecoming queen, which would then open the door to Liccardo making a quick jump onto the congressional ladder. Pete Constant, a former cop and current San Jose councilmember, might inject some conservatism into the contest. Constant has been weighing a run for State Assembly for some time, but that seems off the table now. The D-1 councilmember has two more years on his term and he’s likely to choose between taking a stab at mayor or the county assessor’s seat, which currently belongs to Larry Stone. How soon septuagenarian Stone hangs it up is hard to say. David Ginsborg, Stone’s deputy and handpicked successor, has already filed papers to run for the seat in 2018. In doing so, Ginsborg can start collecting cash for that race now. But as one conspiracy theory goes, Stone could drop out of the 2014 race late, which would allow Ginsborg to swoop in and defeat a small field of scallywags with an already healthy campaign warchest.