GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Congressman Justin Amash said he will be deciding soon on a potential presidential run.

Amash’s congressional campaign released the following statement Wednesday:

“In mid-February, Justin Amash paused active campaigning for his congressional seat to carefully consider a presidential run. He has been discussing the potential campaign with his family, his friends, his team, and others, and a decision can be expected soon.”

Amash has represented Michigan’s 3rd District in western part of the state since 2011. He was originally a member of the Republican Party but left the GOP in July 2019 to become an independent.

Republicans Lynn Afendoulis, Joe Farrington, Andrew Willis, Peter Meijer, Tom Norton and Emily Rafi and Democrats Amanda Brunzell and Hillary Scholten are all running in the August primary, seeking to take Amash’s House seat.