Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Steve Sisolak for Nevada governor.

The Democrat's campaign announced the endorsement on Friday. Obama said in a statement that Nevada has a chance to elect its first Democratic governor in 20 years and Sisolak would fight for "justice, equality and opportunity for all Nevadans."

Sisolak says he's honored by the endorsement.

President Obama's full statement read: 

“Steve Sisolak will fight for justice, equality, and opportunity for all Nevadans, and I’m proud to endorse his candidacy for governor,” said Obama. “Nevadans deserve a leader like Steve. Raised in a working family and now a proud dad who raised two incredible daughters on his own, he knows the value of hard work and the importance of opportunity. 

“Nevada has the chance to elect its first Democratic governor in 20 years and show the country that it still believes that hardworking families and their priorities should always come first. Whether it’s tirelessly advocating for educators and students, protecting access to affordable health care, or investing in workers, Steve will always stand with Nevadans — and I’m asking Nevada to join me in standing with him this fall.”

“It’s truly an honor to receive President Obama’s endorsement,” said Sisolak. “There are few leaders who have stood so strongly for our working families. From lifting us out of the Great Recession and establishing the Affordable Care Act, to leading the drive to make Nevada a leader in new industries like renewable energy, he fought for the issues that matter most to Nevada families. I am proud to have his support and, as governor, will continue to fight for Nevada's priorities.”

Obama has also endorsed this year three Democratic candidates running for U.S. Senate and House seats: Rep. Jacky Rosen in the Senate battle, Democratic philanthropist Susie Lee in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District and former Rep. Steven Horsford in Nevada's 4th Congressional District.

Obama won Nevada in both his 2008 and 2012 presidential races.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump previously announced that he endorses Republican Adam Laxalt to be Nevada's next governor.

“I strongly endorse Adam Laxalt for Governor of Nevada. Adam is smart, works hard, and knows how to win. He will be a great Governor. Also, will fight hard to lower your taxes and is tough on crime!” Trump’s tweet said.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)