(KYTX) - Travis Clardy wants a new term in the Texas House of Representatives.
The Republican has announced he is running for re-election to represent District 11, made up of Rusk, Cherokee and Nacogdoches counties.
Clardy is an attorney from Nacogdoches.
Last year, he defeated longtime incumbent Chuck Hobson of Jacksonville in a hotly contested runoff. He has always promoted himself as being very conservative.
During his first term he was involved in a bill restricting what kind of jobs violent sex offenders can hold when they are released and a bill creating a new pharmacy school at UT Tyler.
He says he really spent a lot of time during his first term learning how to get things accomplished and that he is now in a position to put that experience to work to better East Texas.
Although it is still very early, no one else has announced plans to run for the seat.
For more on what Clardy had to say, see Kelly Gooch's story in tomorrow's Tyler Paper