Beth Morrissette, director of a mental health and substance abuse program in southwest Iowa, announced Monday that she intends to run for the Westside school board.
Morrissette, a Westside graduate, ran unsuccessfully for the board in 2012.
Two other candidates previously have announced their candidacies: incumbent David Woodke, and Douglas Krenzer, who is making his first run for elected office.
Two seats will be up for election. Current board member Tom Baker has said he does not intend to seek a third term.
Westside selects candidates for school board through a caucus system. No date has yet been set for the caucus, which typically takes place in January or February. Up to four candidates will advance to the May 13 statewide primary election, which will serve as the general election for the Westside board.
Morrissette, 36, currently serves as executive director of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a collaborative effort to strengthen mental health and substance abuse services in southwest Iowa.
She and her husband, Jeff Morrissette, have one son, who is a third-generation Westside student.