Senate Democratic hopeful Marisol Alcantara was given the nod for her bid to succeed Adriano Espaillat in the chamber by former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer.

Ferrer, the party’s 2005 nominee for mayor, praised Alcantara’s resume, saying her work on the community level as a labor organization makes her qualified for the Legislature.

“Having spent a number of years in public service I know what it takes to make a great elected official,” Ferrer said. “Marisol embodies the integrity and character which public servants must have. Breaking barriers is something we can all be proud of, and Marisol is the candidate who will not only make history, but make us proud.”

Alcantara is in a closely watched Democratic primary set for next month, which includes Micha Lasher, a former top aide to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and former Councilman Robert Jackson.

Adding intrigue to the race, Alcantara has also been endorsed by the five-member Independent Democratic Conference in the Senate, though she has sought to stay neutral in that broader power struggle.

Espaillat won a crowded primary in June to succeed Rep. Charlie Rangel in the House of Representatives.