Jay Jacobs is heading toward an encore as state Democratic Committee chairman.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Jacobs would succeed Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as the state party chairman, reprising the role he held under Gov. David Paterson.

“Jay Jacobs is an outstanding champion for Long Island with an unparalleled record of bringing Democrats together to win historic victories, and I am excited to work with him to further strengthen our party and elect even more Democrats up and down the ballot,” Cuomo said.

“I thank Byron Brown for his great leadership in securing key districts for our party last year, and look forward to continuing to work together to deliver for New Yorkers across the state. In the face of unprecedented and frightening assaults on our values from Washington, we will continue to ensure New York is a beacon of progressive policy in action and that the Democratic Party is the party of making a real difference in people’s lives.”

Jacobs’s return as state party chairman underscores the importance of the suburbs for Democrats, who picked up a majority of the state Senate seats on Long Island in November and now control both county executive posts.

“In this consequential time for our Party, our State and our country I am honored to have been asked by Governor Cuomo to once again serve as New York State Democratic Chair,” Jacobs said.

“The governor has been a friend for more than twenty years and as I was honored to be the chair when he was first elected, after so many progressive achievements I am appreciative and excited for the opportunity to work with him and our state party once again as we continue to fight for a progressive agenda and marshal our resources for the upcoming challenges ahead.”