Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy was one of about 13 GOP chairman who sat with Donald Trump in New York City earlier Friday to discuss the real-estate mogul and reality-show host’s possible run for governor.

“He was more serious about a candidacy than I thought he would be,” Langworthy said.

Langworthy added that Trump “seemed to have a lot of passion about the race and a lot of interest.”

“I don’t know that he’s a candidate yet,” Langworthy said. “He’s certainly left the door open pretty wide to a run.”

Trump, of course, has played footsie with running various campaigns in the past, most notably in 2012 for president, only to take his name out of contention and focus on his TV show.

Langworthy said Trump told the GOP officials that the “Apprentice” host had researched New York law and couldn’t find any prohibition on him keeping the show and running for governor.

“I’m going to take the guy at face value,” Langworthy said. “He’s interested at taking a good solid look at it.”

Langworthy added, however, this was not a “Draft Trump” meeting.

The chairman has been supportive of a run by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who has put in an appearance in Buffalo and has said he’ll decided whether to take on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the next two months.

Langworthy said his invite came from political consultant Michael Caputo and Assemblyman David DiPietro “on behalf of Mr. Trump.”

“I went to listen. I was invited to come,” Langworthy said. “I didn’t come down here to invite him to run. I wanted to listen.”

Republican chairman from around the state are due to huddle in Albany on Jan. 22.