Pinellas County businessman L.J. Govoni said he intends to run for the state House District 69 seat now held by Rep. Kathleen Peters.
Govoni, 27, a Republican, lives in Redington Beach and is president of Boston Capital Leasing, which he said invests in growing businesses and handles equipment leasing. He is a graduate of Countryside High School in Clearwater, John Carroll University in Ohio and has a masters in finance from the University of Tampa.
Peters, R-South Pasadena, was elected to the seat last year and is now vying for the Republican nomination to Pinellas County's open congressional seat.