Anthony Gonzalez weighs bid for Congress

Anthony Gonzalez weighs bid for Congress

Anthony Gonzalez weighs bid for Congress

Ignatius and Ohio State University alum and former National Football League player, is considering tackling a second career in politics.

Cleveland.com says Anthony Gonzalez is thinking about running as a Republican to try and replace Ohio's 16th District Congressman Jim Renacci who is running for governor instead of re-election.

The district stretches from Wayne County into portions of five northeast OH counties, including Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh), Gonzalez' home county. The seat is now held by U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, who won't seek reelection because he is running for governor. Although Gonzalez has not publicly discussed the race, a Republican source close to him said he is seriously considering a run, and is close to making a decision. Third-term state Rep. Christina Hagan, of Stark County, and two-time state Rep. and former state Sen.

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But there's good news for diehard Colts fans who like their politicians to be former players: Another Colts first-round pick is considering a political career. Most recently Gonzalez operated an education technology firm in San Francisco called Chalk Schools, before recently re-locating to Westlake, Ohio.

A star at Ohio State, Gonzalez is now apparently looking into the viability of running for United States Congress. He had a decorated career there on and off the field, and was named an Academic All-American.

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