NEW ULM - Rebecca Fliszar, a registered dietitian with the Heart of New Ulm, and Denny Waloch, manager of Walgreens, filed the District 88 School Board on Monday.
Fliszar, 39, has one child in public school and three children at New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.
She is running for office because she believes everyone should "stand behind our schools, help build positive morale, and support the teacher and the job they are doing."
"Education is important for everyone in the area, and we should work together to offer great education in New Ulm," Fliszar said.
Waloch, 38, has two children in public schools (and also a younger one).
He is running because he feels education is "of greatest importance" to the community, and teachers work with "our most important asset," children.
Waloch added he feels the need for "new voices on the School Board, with new ideas," and for building relationships among parents, administrators, teachers and others.
The last-day filings brought the number of candidates for four seats on School Board to eight. Previous filers include (alphabetically by last name) Chris Cook, Sharon Gieseke, Patricia Hoffman, Jill Hulke, Matt Ringhofer and Jerod Spilman. Hoffman is the only incumbent. Current board members Carol Ackerson, Patti Gramentz and Susan Nierengarten, who were also up for re-election, did not file.