New Ad Highlights Adam Schleifer's Experience and Ability To Get Things Done For All In Congress

New Ad Points to Schleifer’s Personal Background and Experience as Proof that He Can Take on Trump, Increase Affordable Health Care, and Protect our Environment

WHITE PLAINS – Adam P. Schleifer, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District, released a new television ad that highlights his professional record and points to the important priorities he will take on if elected to Congress. Schleifer’s ad makes the case that he will be an effective and independent member of Congress because of his experience protecting Medicare and fighting against fraudsters, polluters, and gun-runners while serving under Governor Cuomo as consumer protection regulator and later as a federal prosecutor under the Obama Administration.  

Schleifer’s latest television begins with images and vignettes of the individuals and experiences that influenced him during his upbringing and professional career. Specifically, it opens with a picture of his grandparents, who survived the Holocaust, and with footage of Adam with his younger brother, who has special needs. It then pivots to discussing Adam’s accomplishments as a federal prosecutor before turning to an image of Schleifer with Governor Cuomo, under whom Schleifer served from 2013-2016 in New York’s Department of Financial Services (NY DFS).   

The remainder of the ad highlights several priorities that Schleifer will fight for, including leading us out of the health and economic crisis, holding Trump and his administration accountable, bringing high-quality health care, and protecting our environment. The ad also reminds voters that Schleifer has refused corporate PACs and would be “unbought” by special interests in Congress. 

Schleifer led the first successful investigation and enforcement action against an “online lead generator” and its celebrity spokesperson, who were promoting illegal and predatory payday loans.  Schleifer also had an instrumental role in the nation’s first-ever state enforcement action brought by New York under the federal Dodd-Frank Act, which shut down a predatory subprime auto lender.  In addition, Schleifer took on improper practices in New York’s medical-malpractice and healthcare industries, and drafted parts of the consent order imposing a $485 million penalty in a major investigation into illegal foreign-currency trading practices. 

Finally, the ad closes with a note from Schleifer calling upon the country to come together to get things done.

Up until he announced his run for Congress last winter, Schleifer was an Assistant United States Attorney, where he led investigations into and successfully prosecuted major financial frauds and other serious crimes.  These cases have included handling initial appearances in the Los Angeles portion of the “Operation Varsity Blues” prosecution of college-admissions fraud, as well as prosecuting healthcare fraud, Ponzi, and other investment schemes, including those targeting a religious institution and its elderly members.  

As a federal prosecutor, Schleifer also participated in the reopened investigation into the Guadalajara Cartel’s murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena, and prosecuted sexual predators and sexual extorters while also working with victims of those terrible crimes.  He charged and tried environmental crimes, including an elaborate “smog fraud” designed to circumvent the EPA and dirty California’s air, as well as an arson on federal land at the famed Joshua Tree.  Schleifer also took dozens of handguns and assault weapons out of the hands of dangerous and violent criminals by prosecuting numerous federal felony firearm offenses.

The ad can be viewed HERE.

Grandson of Holocaust survivors. Brother of a young man with special needs. Federal prosecutor who protected Medicare and fought fraudsters, polluters, and gun-runners. Consumer protection regulator for Governor Cuomo.

We know who he’ll fight for because we know what he’s already done.

In Congress, Adam Schleifer will lead a recovery for all of us by holding Trump 

accountable; bringing us quality, affordable healthcare; and, protecting our planet.

Unbought by PACs, the only interest he serves is yours.

I’m Adam Schleifer and I approve this message because it’s time to come together to get things done.

About Adam Schleifer:

Adam Schleifer is running for Congress to serve the people of New York’s 17th District encompassing Rockland County and northern and central Westchester County.  Adam, 38, graduated from Chappaqua’s public schools in 1999 and went on to attend Cornell University and Columbia University Law School, where he served as a Senior & Staff Development Editor on the Columbia Law Review.  After graduating from law school, Schleifer served two years as a federal law clerk, first in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Schleifer then built a career at one of the nation’s leading law firms before reentering public service, first as a New York State consumer-protection regulator, and then as an Assistant United States Attorney.  Schleifer has prosecuted regulatory and federal-criminal actions against predatory payday and subprime auto lenders; taken dangerous and illegal weapons out of communities; prosecuted crimes of sexual violence and predation; and protected our clean air by prosecuting a conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act.  Adam Schleifer and his wife, Nicole, are residents of New Castle.

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