Former state Rep. Corbin Van Arsdale, defeated in Tomball in the 2008 Republican primary, will run for an open seat in Cedar Park in 2012.
Van Arsdale served for three terms before losing to Allen Fletcher, R-Tomball. He's since moved from the Houston area to the suburbs north of Austin, in Williamson County.
He's aiming at HD-149, an open seat where the only other declared candidate is Ted Pataki, the son of former New York Gov. George Pataki.
Van Arsdale said earlier this year that he would run only if he found sufficient local support before throwing his name in; he'll start with an endorsement from former state Rep. Dan Gattis, R-Georgetown, who served with Van Arsdale in the House. The new district includes some of what used to be in the district Gattis represented.
Van Arsdale has most recently been working as a lobbyist for the Associated General Contractors of Texas.
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