Assemblyman Peter Lopez, a Republican who represents a seven-county district around the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley, confirmed on Monday he is considering a run for the 19th congressional district.

“We’re looking at it,” Lopez said off the floor of the Assembly chamber.

Lopez, a Schoharie resident, first took office in 2007.

The NY-19 is currently represented by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson, who plans to leave office at the end of his current term and consider a run for statewide office in 2018.

The district has a Democratic tilt and backed President Obama’s re-election in 2012.

Lopez is one of several candidates who is in the mix to succeed Gibson, including Republicans like Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as well as Democratic County Executive Mike Hein.