SUPERIOR, Wis. -

The race for mayor of Superior became more wide open as two more candidates officially announced their intentions to run for Superior's top spot.

Both have grown up in Superior and said they have deep community connections that would make them fit for the mayor's office.

Only a few blocks away from each other on Tower Avenue, Kalee Hermanson and Mike Herrick made their official announcements that they were running for mayor.

Hermanson is a community organizer. She helped create and runs South End Days, the Guns and Hoses softball game and the Guns and Hoses pond hockey game.

Hermanson is also a member of Superior's plan commission and wants to take on the city's budget and cut down on spending.

"I love this city. I'm passionate about this city and I'm involved in the community and I want to see a voice at the city level for everyone in the community. This campaign isn't for me, it's for everybody here," said Hermanson.

Mike Herrick has spent the last eight years on the city council and said that he's done serving yet.

Herrick wants to work on keeping young people in Superior and wants to combat the city's drug problem.

"It's going to be nice in my opinion to get out there and actually talk to the residents of Superior, see what they have what their ideas are, what they can offer to the city of Superior. I think it's important we listen to the citizens," said Herrick.

Both are in the running after Mayor Bruce Hagen announced his resignation. He will serve as interim mayor until April.

The total number of candidates running for mayor is now six.

Both Hermanson and Herrick ran before in 2015 and both said that they're excited for the new ideas coming through from all of the candidates.

The primary is coming up soon in February.