Since he decided to give up his role as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Adam Schleifer has been mistakenly identified on the street as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who led the impeachment process against President Donald Trump. In an interview with Jewish Insider, Schleifer explained the two share more than a similar name. Schiff and Schleifer both worked in the same major fraud section of the Los Angeles prosecutor’s office. “I will take it anytime because I am very proud of Adam Schiff and the work he has done,” he said. “The more people want to associate me with him, the prouder I will be.”
Crowded field: Schleifer, 38, is one of 14 Democrats in New York’s 17th congressional district seeking to succeed longtime Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), who announced in October that she would not be seeking re-election. Among the candidates running in the June 23 primary are former Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas, former NARAL chairwoman Allison Fine, New York State Assemblyman David Buchwald, New York State Senator David Carlucci, Westchester County Board of Legislators member Catherine Parker, and Mondaire Jones, an attorney who served in the Justice Department. Schleifer had the most cash-on-hand of all the candidates ($741,386), according to the latest FEC filing.
Adam P. Schleifer, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District, released his first television ad, “David,” today. This is the first television advertisement to air in the race to succeed Congressperson Nita Lowey. The ad features Schleifer’s younger brother David, who has special needs, and has served as an inspiration to Schleifer throughout his life and his career as a New York consumer-protection regulator and federal prosecutor.
Growing up as older brother of a young man with special needs and the grandson of Holocaust survivors who arrived in America as refugees, Schleifer learned early that every person has their own unique set of opportunities and challenges, and has used his opportunities to empower others and ensure that every person gets a fair opportunity to pursue their unique version of the American Dream.
Democrat Adam Schleifer’s campaign said he has $1 million on hand for his bid to replace longtime Rep. Nita Lowey, who is retiring this year.
That’s the most that has been announced by any of the candidates running in a crowded party primary for a reliably blue congressional district.
“Since our launch two months ago, we’ve received an outpouring of support from across the district,” Schleifer said in a statement.
Adam Schleifer is one of more than a dozen Democrats who want to succeed longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election. Schleifer left his job as a federal prosecutor to join the crowded primary field for New York’s 17th House District. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Schleifer about why he’s in the race.
Former federal prosecutor Adam Schleifer is the latest person to join the crowded race for Rep. Nita Lowey’s congressional seat.
He spoke with News 12’s Tara Rosenblum for his first sitdown interview since throwing his hat in the race for the 17th Congressional District.
Schleifer, a 38-year-old Democrat and Horace Greeley graduate, worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, where he went after drug lords, polluters and Ponzi schemers. He even played a role in the college admission scandal investigation involving celebrities like fellow northern Westchester native Felicity Huffman.
A former prosecutor in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal will join the crowded Democratic field to replace longtime Rep. Nita Lowey.
Adam Schleifer, 38, of Chappaqua will be the sixth candidate when he officially launches his campaign today in a reliably blue district that will change hands after Lowey’s retirement next year.
Schleifer is a Westchester County native and recently came home after several years in California, where he worked as an assistant U.S. attorney. He also formerly worked as special associate counsel in the New York State Financial Services Department.
A former federal prosecutor in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal is the latest entrant in the crowded race to replace Rep. Nita Lowey.
Adam Schleifer, a former assistant U.S. attorney and special associate counsel in the state Financial Services Department, said his experience as a prosecutor and regulator sets him apart from the pack.
“I’m running because I want to continue my career in public service in representing my hometown and hometown district,” he told the Daily News Tuesday. “I think that Westchester and Rockland deserve a Congressperson with the energy and experience to make government work as hard and as well as all of the rest of us do every single day.”