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Pinellas businessman L.J. Govoni plans to run for state House of Representatives

Published Dec. 5, 2013

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.