After Youngstown State University offered US Congressman Bill Johnson the position of University President, 21 News reached out to Ohio Sen. Mike Rulli-District 33 if he would be interested in seeking Johnson's seat if Johnson accepts YSU's offer.

Rulli told 21 News he is "considering all options" but is definitely considering seeking the position.

During an emergency meeting held Thursday afternoon, university trustees made the decision to consider Johnson as president. Trustees said they were contacting Johnson following the meeting.

As of Thursday afternoon, Johnson had not spoken publicly about the offer.

Johnson has served as a Republican in Ohio's sixth Congressional district since 2011, but before that, he served in the U.S. Air Force in 1973, eventually retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Rulli was elected to the 33rd District in 2018 and is in his second term in office.