Still no uncontested races in the Mansfield school board election, but the names have changed.Last week, Karen Marcucci, 38, tossed her hat into the race for Place 5 opposite Sandra Vatthauer, who has served as a trustee for nine years. When Vatthauer, 51, learned that she had an opponent, she did what any responsible candidate would do -- she called Marcucci.“She wanted to meet the person that was willing to run against her,” Marcucci said. “She was fantastic.”And after talking to Marcucci, Vatthauer withdrew her name from the race.“I’m leaving after nine years because we need new blood,” Vatthauer said. “There are some quality people stepping forward, so I’ve opted not to run.”Marcucci, an administrator at a local church, chose to run against Vatthauer because of their similar backgrounds.“Sandi brings a unique perspective with her engineering background,” Marcucci said. “My background is also in engineering. I was a big proponent of the bond proposal. I’m going to be living with the decisions the district makes. Sandi won’t know from a parent’s perspective. She’s been a good leader for the board. I would hate for the district to lose any of that knowledge.”Incumbents Michael Evans, 46, has filed for his third term in Place 3, while Raul Gonzalez, 50, filed for a second term in Place 4. Both were unopposed at press time. Challengers have until March 1 to file to run in the May 11 election.Marcucci, who has three young children, also wants to look at the long-term picture, as the school district prepares to hire a new leader. Superintendent Bob Morrison is expected to leave the Mansfield district this week to take a job with the Garland school district.“With the new super coming on board, I wanted to make sure the district continue on path it started,” Marcucci said. “My youngest is in kindergarten. I know this will not be the last superintendent she sees. I really want us to keep an eye on the really long-term picture.“If I have the opportunity to make a difference, I should really take advantage of it,” she said.In the City Council races, attorney David Cook, 41, has filed to run for his second full term as mayor after filling the vacant position in 2008 after the resignation of Barton Scott.Banker Brent Newsom, 41, is seeking his first full term in Place 2 after filling the seat vacated by Mike Leyman in 2011.