Sen. Gustavo Rivera on Friday endorsed Queens Democratic district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán in her bid for the party’s nomination.

Rivera, a Bronx Democrat who is the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, praised her support for health access policies and criminal justice law changes.

“At a time where our State is working to reform our criminal justice system, we need district attorneys who are focused on more than their office’s conviction rates,” River said.

“Tiffany’s experience as a public defender and her deep roots in Queens give her a unique perspective on the practices currently in place that we need to change to put an end to the senseless criminalization of vulnerable communities. I am proud to support Tiffany Cabán as she runs to become the next Queens District Attorney and look forward to working with her as she enacts true change in our criminal justice system from the ground up.”

Cabán faces Queens Borough President Melina Katz, Councilman Rory Lancman and Judge Greg Lasak for the nomination. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced his retirement earlier this year.

“I am honored to receive an endorsement from State Senator Gustavo Rivera,” Cabán said. “As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Rivera understands the ways in which health and criminal justice are so deeply intertwined. He knows that unnecessary incarceration destabilizes communities and creates and reproduces unhealthy outcomes. I look forward to working with the Senator to find creative ways to offer support and stability to all Queens residents.”