Former Yonkers Inspector General Dan Schorr on Thursday announced his bid for the 37th Senate district in Westchester County, a seat that is at the center of a fight over control for the chamber.

Schorr, a Republican, would be vying for the nomination against attorney Sarmad Khojasteh. Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer on Tuesday clinched her party’s nomination for the seat vacated this month by Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

“I’m running for the state senate to take on the rampant corruption in Albany and the fiscal mismanagement that has produced a multi-billion dollar budget deficit and the highest taxes in the nation,” Schorr said.

“My background both in the private sector and as a sex crimes prosecutor and inspector general makes me uniquely qualified to deliver on the real reforms we desperately need in Albany. It’s time to stop electing the same career politicians hoping for a different result.”

In addition to his work as the inspector general of Yonkers, Schorr has served as a Westchester County assistant district attorney.

He is currently a managing director at Kroll.