The state’s junior U.S. senator on Thursday gave her endorsement to fellow Democrat George Latimer in the race for Westchester County executive.

“George Latimer cares about the people he represents. He stands up for women’s rights, understands the challenges Westchester families face and is never afraid to do the hard work to solve difficult problems,” said U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

“Westchester can no longer afford an executive who refuses to stand up to Donald Trump in defense of our most basic values. I am happy to enthusiastically endorse George Latimer for county executive.”

Latimer is running to unseat Republican incumbent Rob Astorino, whose campaign on Thursday knocked Latimer for missed budget votes earlier this year and for taxes owed on a home owned by the lawmaker’s wife.

“Westchester is consistently shortchanged on school funding, and now we see why: our own state senator won’t pay his school taxes, and when the debate over funding is going on in Albany, he’s not there to represent us,” said Astorino campaign spokesman Bill O’Reilly. “Until George Latimer pays his school taxes and stops going on expensive vacations while his colleagues in Albany are voting, he has no business taking up a seat that someone who cares about school children can fill.”