Democratic state Sen. Jose Peralta’s re-election bid on Wednesday was endorsed by the Corrections Officers’ Benevolent Association, his campaign announced.

“On behalf of the 20,000 men and women of the COBA, who comprise the second-largest law enforcement in the City of New York, I strongly believe that Senator Jose Peralta is the candidate in this race who will bring about real reform to enhance the security of our officers, which is why we are proud to endorse him for re-election,” said COBA President Elias Husamudeen.

“Senator Peralta’s experience in Albany and dedication to fighting for legislation for working New Yorkers has earned our respect and support. We trust that he will continue this important work in Albany and lend his voice in our continued fight to make the City’s jails safer for everyone.”

Peralta, a former member of the Independent Democratic Conference, faces Jessica Ramos in a Sept. 13 primary. Several former members of the now-dissolved conference face primary challenges.

“Thank you to COBA and all of their hard working members for this endorsement,” Peralta said. “I have consistently advocated for the rights of working people and their families, including the good members of COBA, so their support affirms the progress we have made. From securing fair and equal pay to ensuring safe working conditions, we must continue to pass these essential policies to promote the health and safety of all corrections officers across New York. I am grateful for their support and excited to continue working with them in Albany.”