GIovanni Capriglione, a private equity professional from Southlake, will run for state Rep. Vicki Truitt's seat for a second time.
Capriglione was one of three Republicans who challenged Truitt in the 2010 Republican primary. Capriglione came in second with 23 percent of the vote.
In the 2010 race, Capriglione (right) argued that Truitt wasn't conservative enough to properly represent her Northeast Tarrant County district. He seems ready to make the same argument this time around.
"It’s my desire to provide conservative representation that accurately aligns with the values of the voters of House District 98," Capriglione said. "The voters of HD 98 desire limited government, fiscal responsibility, and unwavering family values."
Earlier this summer, Truitt said she was thinking about running for state Sen. Wendy Davis' seat. She hasn't yet announced a decision.
If Truitt does run for another term in the House, expect the race to get contentious in a hurry. In last year's primary battle, Truitt worked to tie Capriglione to a cemetery scandal involving an Illinois company that the investment firm Capriglione worked for at the time had invested in. Capriglione accused Truitt of engaging in ugly personal attacks. Truitt even created an attack website focusing on the issue. Nearly two years later, the site is still up.