Democratic House candidate Mondaire Jones on Thursday released the first video of his campaign that highlights his biography, his family’s struggles against racism and the history-making nature of his candidacy.

“My grandfather used to tell me a story about how when he would walk to school growing up in Virginia, there were white students who got to take the bus,” he said in the video.

“And they would spit on him through the school bus windows as he was walking the dirt path on his way to school. I was raised by a single mother who worked multiple jobs, and we still needed food stamps to get by. I didn’t come from money. I’m black, I’m gay, and so I don’t see people like me in office very often.”

The video was produced by WIN Media, which has been behind ads for campaigns including Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Rep. Lauren Underwood and congressional candidate Randy Bryce.

Jones’s video was released the same day Allison Fine, a former NARAL board chairwoman, announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the suburban district to replace Rep. Nita Lowey. Sen. David Carluccci and Assemblyman David Buchwald previously announced their campaigns.