Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan on Tuesday in a statement signaled a strong interest in running for the Congressional seat vacated by scandal-scarred Rep. Michael Grimm.

The interest comes as little surprise, given Donovan’s name has been floated as a potential House candidate in the past.

Donovan, in a statement, said “my phone has been ringing off the hook” now that Grimm has left the seat.

“I am deeply flattered by the enthusiastic expressions of support I have received over the last 12 hours, and I am very seriously considering the race,” Donovan said. “I will make an announcement after the due deliberation such an important decision deserves.”

But such a campaign would come after Donovan presided over the grand jury that voted to not indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

The lack of an indictment set off a wave of protests around the country and in New York City as well as a growing debate over policing and grand jury secrecy.

Donovan had petitioned the state Supreme Court to release more information in the case, which ultimately chose to divulge little behind the number of witnesses spoken to and evidence considered by the panel.

Donovan previously was the Republican nominee for state attorney general in 2010, having lost to Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

Grimm resigned on Monday evening after entering a guilty plea to a single charge of tax evasion.

On the Democratic side, former Rep. Michael McMahon, Grimm’s predecessor for the Staten Island House seat, is considering a run as well.

Grimm cruised to re-election over Democrat Domenic Recchia despite being under federal indictment.

A special election date is to be set by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.