Openly gay New York State Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell is considering a run for Representative Charlie Rangel's seat.

Rangel, who remains under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over allegations he failed to report hundreds of thousands of dollars on personal assets and income, has yet to announce he'll seek re-election.

O'Donnell told the New York Post Wednesday that he's prepared to act should the opportunity materialize.

“I certainly like being a legislator, I think I'm good at being a legislator; if a vacancy occurs in the congressional district where I live, I will certainly consider it,” O'Donnell said.

The forty-nine-year-old lawmaker played a pivotal role in soft-selling the Assembly on a gay marriage law. O'Donnell first pitched his gay marriage bill in 2007, telling the chamber: “I want a license that all of you have; some of you had it two or three times.”

O'Donnell says he would like to marry the love of his life, John Banta, whom he met at Catholic University in 1978.

If elected, he would join the chamber's three openly gay representatives: Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Jared Polis of Colorado.