Gov. Andrew Cuomo backed the re-election effort of Democratic Sen. George Latimer in Westchester County’s 37th Senate district.

Latimer is facing a competitive race this year with Republican Julian Killian in a suburban district the Senate GOP has long coveted.

Cuomo, meanwhile, has over the last several weeks pushed for a Democratic takeover of the chamber, contributing to candidates in key races as well as fundraising for the mainline conference.

“It is my pleasure to support and endorse the re-election of George Latimer,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“George is an outstanding state legislator who puts his constituents and the policies affecting them first. He has consistently delivered results for the people of Westchester by defending the property tax cap, fighting for a more ethical and accountable government, and supporting important investments in infrastructure and education.

Cuomo this month has qualified his support for the kind of Senate he’d like to see, suggesting he wants “good Democrats” — those who are fiscally responsible and in favor of his agenda in Albany — in the chamber.

“With George’s continued service, together we will fight to strengthen New York’s middle class and maintain the State’s fiscal responsibility through the two percent spending cap,” Cuomo said. “George is just the kind of Senator we need more of in the Legislature.”

Latimer was first elected in 2012 to the Senate seat.

“I cannot fully express how grateful I am for the support of Governor Cuomo,” Latimer said.

“He has brought to the fore so many important issues for the people of Westchester County and my district. And I look forward to continuing to work with him on the central issues of our time, including an overhaul of ethics laws. The Governor’s support will help make sure that I am there to continue working with him next year.”