Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro rolled out his bid for governor on Monday in his hometown with a pledge to take a different track than the incumbent Democrat, Andrew Cuomo.

“One-upmanship, scapegoating, yelling louder and Tweeting meaner has replaced cooperation, quiet conversation and compromise,” Molinaro said in his launch party in Tivoli, where he served as a young, rising star mayor.

“And as I looked to the Governor in the Capitol – I saw an administration focused inward, not on the needs of the people but on self-preservation, political survival and presidential ambitions.”

Molinaro was a state assemblyman, but has served for the last seven years as county executive in Dutchess. He’s competing for the Republican nomination against state Sen. John DeFrancisco and former Pataki administration official Joe Holland.

Molinaro had at first bowed out of the race for governor at the beginning of the year, a move that came days after businessman Harry Wilson also declined to run. The developments appeared to pave the way for either DeFrancisco or Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb to grab the brass ring of the nomination.

But Kolb abruptly dropped his bid last month and supported Molinaro’s re-entry. Molinaro appeared at a party gathering in February in Saratoga Springs, winning a straw poll of county leaders there and immediately began racking up endorsements from committee chairs.

Molinaro has counted a majority of the GOP county chairs’ weighted vote ahead of the party convention in May, a key move for him to win the designation status later this spring.

In his announcement, Molinaro hit on predictable beats: corruption and competency in Albany is a problem.

“We can no longer afford to ignore the voices of those in need because the answers to our most troubling problems can only be found if our government is accessible to all New Yorkers,” he said.

Cuomo is seeking a third term this fall.