As he accepted the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday, incumbent Andrew Cuomo sought to remind convention delegates and New Yorkers as whole what the state was like only four years ago.

The speech not only reflected Cuomo’s record over the last four years, but sought to highlight his own brand of Democratic politics that leans toward a business friendly approach while lining up a socially liberal agenda.

In a roughly 30-minute speech on the final day of the Democratic convention in Suffolk County, Cuomo said the state was at a “tipping point” four years ago.

The state government had descended into dysfunction, budgets were approved well past the April 1 deadline and legislation was bottled up in the Legislature.

By contrast, Cuomo pointed to a host of victories in his first term, ranging from the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011 and a sweeping gun control law in 2013, insisting campaign pledges of 2010 had been met.

“We did what we said we were going to do,” Cuomo said.

“New York is on the move, the direction is up and were not stopping until we make the Empire State stronger than ever before,” Cuomo said.

In a nod to the rising liberal base in the Democratic Party, Cuomo was introduced by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has tangled with Cuomo during his first year in office over a tax hike for the city in order to expand pre-Kindergarten.

Despite their disagreements, de Blasio and Cuomo both have insisted they remain close partners.

At the same time, a video played featuring prominent New York celebrities and politicians “nominating” Cuomo for a second term.

The video also featured top labor union officials from CWA, 1199 SEIU and 32BJ — support the governor will need as the Working Families Party mulls not giving him its ballot line this fall.

At issue for Cuomo has been a tax policy aimed at businesses and property owners.

Cuomo pushed for, and won, a tax cap in 2011 as well as package of tax cuts and rebates in the most recent state budget.

But the governor pointed to his own vision of a Democratic Party that is inoculated from Republican charges over taxes.

“The Democratic Party has a new credibility,” he said of the tax issue, in part due to an overhaul of the tax code that created reduced rates for middle-income earners.

That same tax code overhaul gave wealthier taxpayers a smaller tax cut than they would have been in line to receive had a set of rates expired at the end of 2011. The action generated $1.9 billion in extra revenue.

Meanwhile, Cuomo boosted his own socially liberal platform of success over same-sex marriage and gun control.

“New York will not tolerate any discrimination at any time for any reason and we passed marriage equality,” he said, adding the gun control measure was “long over due because too many innocents died.”

In sum, it was Cuomo’s framing of a Democratic Party.

“The Democratic Party is a party that creates jobs and advances justice,” Cuomo said. “The Democrats never argued for big government. We argued for good government that serves people.”

Cuomo faces Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino this fall in a general election.

He has a wide enrollment advantage as well as a $33 million war chest reported back in January.

Astorino has hammered Cuomo for his handling of the state’s economy, especially in upstate New York and not making a decision on whether to allow high-volume hydrofracking in the Southern Tier.

Astorino has also question Cuomo’s commitment to ethics reform, knocking the early end of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption following an ethics agreement in state budget.