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Los Angeles Election Division certifies Yehuda YJ Draiman as a Mayoral Candidate in the March 5, 2013 Elections.
News Bulletin - Draiman News Agency - Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
Yehuda YJ Draiman is certified as LA mayoral candidate to be on the ballot in Los Angeles elections which will be held on March 5 2013 – http://yjdraimanformayor.org
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YJ Draiman - LA Mayoral Candidate 2013 TV Interview December 24, 2012. www.draimanformayor2013.com.
Dear Los Angelenos;
I am running for Mayor to get Los Angeles back to the thriving and robust city it should be. The present administration DOES NOT serve the best interest of the people of Los Angeles.
During this time of great urgency, I will focus every day on bringing innovative solutions to the economic crisis that is holding our city back -- solutions such as retaining and bringing businesses to the city, fiscal responsibility which will reduce the financial burden on taxpayers; transparency, make Los Angeles the city that works, protect core city services; and make our neighborhoods stronger, safer, and attractive to jobs and businesses.
It is time to restore honesty, integrity, accountability and transparency in government. It is time to put our differences aside, and put an end to special interests which only serve the few. It is time for City Hall to serve the best interests of all the people of this once great city.
We all know these tough economic conditions are affecting our city greatly. I believe in a coordinated effort and I believe in the people of this great city. I plan on working together with the people of this city. As a cohesive force, we will transform our city into the most dynamic place in the nation.
My vision for Los Angeles is to make LA the World Capital of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation.
Today’s economic crisis is of utmost concern for all Americans. In these hard economic times, we must unify as a cohesive force to address the need for more jobs, better housing, a healthcare system which works for all; and most importantly, to stop the deterioration of the educational system which is depriving our children of the necessary tools for their, and our future.
Now, I am asking for your help to transform all of Los Angeles. Please sign up for the latest updates, connect with me on Facebook and Twitter, and ask any question or concern and I will respond.
I look forward to working with all the people to get Los Angeles back to the status it deserves.
YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2013
Yehuda “YJ” Draiman
Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2013
Yehuda YJ Draiman
YJ Draiman is the lead elected official for the Northridge East Neighborhood Council – NENC, he is also the liaison between the NENC and LADWP. As an Energy Efficiency Advocate YJ Draiman is known for his advancement in implementing Energy efficiency, Renewable energy and Water conservation in the Los Angeles Area. YJ Draiman is promoting his platform of Made in America to bring back to the city of Los Angeles a strong industrial base, increase employment, strengthen education and reduce government and implement fiscal responsibility.
YJ Draiman ran for Los Angeles City Council in 2009. He was sworn in as an elected member of NENC, Los Angeles in April 2010 and was re-elected in 2012. YJ Draiman brings to the NENC Office a unique combination of government, business and community leadership experience. He is also a member of The Northridge Vision Committee.
YJ Draiman is a former Real Estate developer with over 20 year’s experience; he has worked extensively in gentrifying neighborhoods. YJ Draiman has vast experience in the deregulation of Utilities and implementing energy and water conservation. He is an Energy Efficiency expert for over 25 years as well as an Alternative Energy authority and a Telecommunications auditor. YJ Draiman has been working in the Energy and the Utility markets for over 20 years. In January 1996 he was asked to run for U.S. Senate, but he declined. YJ Draiman is currently working on his PHD in energy conservation.
YJ Draiman participated with the Utility Commission in protecting citizens from increased tariffs, where he championed projects offering opportunities for job creation, economic development, and social services for the less fortunate.
Yehuda YJ Draiman - The son of European immigrants, YJ Draiman was born in 1949. He was reared in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from High School, he studied Engineering in New York City. In 1971, he got married and went to work as a Mechanical Engineer in the printing industry.
YJ Draiman lives in Northridge and is married to Miriam Draiman. They have two sons, David who is a professional singer with a popular rock band and Benjamin who is a clinical researcher as well as vocalist/musician.
In 1975, YJ moved to Chicago where he initially worked as an Administrator in a Healthcare facility. But for most of his adult life, YJ has been a businessman. He rehabilitated apartment buildings, he owned a Real Estate Office, he partnered in a Natural Gas Exploration venture and operated a chain of electronic stores. And in 1984, he started marketing Deregulated natural gas, natural gas futures hedging and Efficiency in Energy, Water, Telecom and Utility Services. He’s been active in this business ever since. He’s been recognized by the Illinois State Commerce Commission as a Utilities Expert.
In 2005, YJ came to Los Angeles. He resides in Northridge and has lived there ever since. As a resident of Northridge, he developed an interest in the Northridge East Neighborhood Council (NENC). In 2010 he was elected as a Member of the Council’s Board of Directors. Today, he’s the Secretary and he serves on both the Executive and Finance Committees. Moreover, YJ also represents the NENC on the Northridge Vision Organization. In 2010 YJ was a candidate for Councilman in District 12th. YJ is currently working on his PHD in Energy conservation.
YJ Draiman wants to be your Mayor! He feels his successful business experience has given him the skills, abilities and insights needed to balance the interests of the City’s very diverse communities. In the end, YJ believes all Angelinos (himself included) expect City government to be effective and efficient—to provide excellent services at an affordable price.
To achieve those goals, YJ is committed to an ambitious jobs program: he’ll bring back those businesses that were forced—by the City’s high tax rate—to leave Los Angeles. Moreover, he’ll actively support the creation of new businesses in renewable energy and energy conservation.
YJ reminds Angelinos, “Don’t forget that our City normally gets more sunlight than any other city in America. That fact must be used to our advantage. We will determine if it’s feasible to call Los Angeles The Solar City. We will explore the possibility of turning the whole City into “The World Capital of Renewable Energy’. That would attract billions of investment dollars to Los Angeles. It would facilitate the start-up of many small, energy-related businesses. It would create jobs and generate tax revenues.”
YJ is a family man. He and his wife, Miriam, have two adult sons, David 39 a lead singer for Disturbed and Benjamin, 36 a psychologist. He’s at a point in his life where he feels he can give something back to the country that has treated his family so well. He’d welcome comments/question from those who read this column, and can be reached by phone at: (818) 366-6999, or with an e-mail
YJ Draiman for Mayor 2013
9420 Reseda Blvd. PO Box 274
Northridge, CA 91324
Campaign ID# 1333783
Tel. (818) 366-6999
"Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love."