Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday endorsed Democratic state Senate hopeful Shelly Mayer in the upcoming special election for a key Westchester County district.

“There is no one better prepared for this job than Shelley Mayer,” Cuomo said in a statement issued through the state Democratic Committee. “She is the leader we need in the State Senate, with the tenacity and experience to create change, the integrity to stand up for our progressive values, and the proven ability to deliver for the working families of Westchester County.”

In the statement, Cuomo took a shot at Republican lawmakers who he has been at odds with in recent weeks.

“And, while Senate Republicans in New York insist on implementing Trump’s tax increases, raising property and income taxes 25 percent, Shelley Meyer will fight against property tax increases and for the people of Westchester. I am proud t give her my full endorsement,” he said.

Mayer faces Republican Julie Killian for the upcoming April 24 race for the seat vacated by George Latimer, now the county executive.

The race is one of 11 special elections to be held later this spring, but it is the most competitive and likely to be the most closely watched given the stakes for the narrowly divided state Senate. Cuomo last year endorsed a unity plan for the mainline Democratic conference and the Independent Democratic Conference to work together and win the seat, followed by a pact to form a new working majority.

“I am so honored to have Governor Cuomo’s support for this campaign,” Mayer said.

“He is someone I have been able to count on to not only help deliver resources for my district, but also to be a champion for the progressive values that define our state. From making a college education accessible for all, to standing up for civil rights and justice, to being a trusted ally to working families, Governor Cuomo fights and delivers for all New Yorkers. In the Senate, I will stand alongside the Governor to protect New Yorkers from the Trump tax plan, create protections for victims of sexual misconduct, and once again make New York the progressive leader we should be,” said Shelley Mayer.