Democratic House candidate Adam Schleifer on Monday released his first video of his campaign, a spot that highlights his biography. 

Schleifer, a former U.S. attorney, pointed to his Holocaust survivor grandfather and special needs brother as heroes in his life. 

“From the threats of gun violence and the recent shadow of antisemitic hate and domestic terror; to the planetary danger of climate change; to the need to ensure that everyone has access to quality affordable healthcare; to the erosion of our institutions wrought by the Bully and Fraudster-in-Chief in the White House, we have our work cut out for us," he said.  “My family’s example, along with my record of creative and pragmatic success on both the state and federal level imbue me with the faith that we can meet these challenges and repair the world.”

Schleifer is running for the 17th Congressonal District in the northern New York City suburbs in a crowded Democratic primary field for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey.