Republican Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan on Friday officially announced he would seek his party’s nomination to replace the disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm in Congress.

At the moment, Donovan is the apparent choice for Staten Island Republicans in the district that also includes parts of Brooklyn.

Donovan, who had stated his interested in the seat following Grimm’s resignation, said the “enthusiasm for my candidacy has only broadened and intensified, with expressions of support also from beyond the two boroughs.”

“Accordingly, please consider this my formal announcement that I will be seeking the endorsements of the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Parties in the upcoming Special Election for the 11th Congressional District of New York,” he said in the statement. “I expect the selection processes of those parties to commence sometime in the near future and will only comment further in due course after those party processes have taken place.”

Donovan faces questions, including from Republicans on the national level, regarding his role in the grand jury that voted to not indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choke hold death of Eric Garner.

Donovan ran for state attorney general in 2010, losing to Democrat Eric Schneiderman that year.

The candidacy Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis of Staten Island is backed informally by Brooklyn Republicans.