New York City Public Advocate Letitia James endorsed on Thursday Assemblyman Francisco Moya’s bid for the city Council.

“Francisco Moya has been a champion for Queens families in the Assembly, and I am confident he will bring the same dedication to the City Council,” James said in a statement. “Whether it’s fighting to protect the rights of working families, pushing for more affordable housing, or standing up for criminal justice reform, Francisco has been, and will continue to be, a tireless advocate. I am proud to support Francisco in this election and look forward to working with him.”

Moya, a Queens Democrat, is running in a contested primary against disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, who was removed from the Senate following a domestic violence charge in 2009.

Both are seeking the seat being vacated by incumbent Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

“It’s an honor to receive the endorsement from our Public Advocate Letitia James,” Moya said. “For Tish James, there has never been an issue too big or too small in our community. When our community bands together to fight unscrupulous landlords, address the lack of access to quality health service, or seek to quiet the airplanes overhead, our Public Advocate is there, leading the way. I look forward to working with Tish to address the needs of working families in Queens.”