Sunday, October 25, 2015

Do we need an ethical bailout to go along with the financial one? by YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017

Do we need an ethical bailout to go along with the financial one?

by YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017

Let us discuss the need for honesty and integrity as the basic principle of leadership.
Define quality leadership as a process beyond technical competence.
Successful leaders continually demonstrate honesty and integrity as an essential element of their professional fabric; a lack of commitment to the principle renders all other skills meaningless.
Depict honesty and integrity as essential elements of human behavior that promote and support quality relationships.
Define honesty and integrity in the context of building trust and maintaining credibility.
Provide a sound philosophy that increases the probability for long-term success and professional fulfillment. The matter raised "legitimate and genuine concerns", adding: "My concern ... is that without integrity and legitimacy and honesty, and then Government cannot function. This must now be settled, otherwise it saps at the very heart of what is the highest office – and the highest office-holder."
Is honesty for suckers? — A worldwide recession sets in when it turns out that a vast sub-prime mortgage system was built on a foundation of fraud. — Government officials are convicted of fraud and misappropriation of funds and backdoor deals. — Cheating is rampant in high schools and colleges. — And in sports? It is the same deal. Doping scandals, cheating, chemical and otherwise, pervades football, baseball and other sports. — Wall Street is being manipulated by corporate America bilking investors out of billions of dollars. If so many people are cheating, how can honest people play by the rules and not be at a disadvantage — in school, at work, in sports, in business?
Do we need an ethical bailout to go along with the financial one?
Are you a chump if you play by the rules?

YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017

YJ Draiman


YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017

“YJ” Draiman

Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017
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"who controls money controls the world";
"who controls water sources controls life".

8 Vie for Los Angeles Mayor in Upcoming 2013 City Primary - YJ Draiman 
8 Vie for Los Angeles Mayor in Upcoming City Primary

The eight candidates are competing for a seat to be left vacant by termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

By Jason Kandel
|  Saturday, Mar 2, 2013  |  Updated 11:34 AM PST
8 Vie for Los Angeles Mayor in Upcoming City Primary
In alphabetical order (Top row from left): YJ Draiman, Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel, Kevin James. Bottom row from left: Addie Miller, Jan Perry, Emanuel Pleitez, Norton Sandler.
Eight candidates are vying for mayor of Los Angeles in the city's primary nominating election to be held on Tuesday.
In order for a candidate to win the seat outright in the primary, the candidate must earn 50 percent of the vote. Otherwise, the top two candidates from March 5 face off in a General Municipal Election on May 21.
Below are bios of the candidates, in alphabetical order:
Yehuda "YJ" Draiman
  • Job Title: Neighborhood council secretary
  • Age: 63
  • Background: Energy consultant; Active on the Northridge East Neighborhood Council; He lives with his wife, Miriam, in Northridge. They have two adult sons.
  • Website:

Eric Garcetti
  • Job Title: Los Angeles City Councilman
  • Age: 42
  • Education: Bachelor of arts and master's of arts from Columbia University
  • Background: Grew up in the San Fernando Valley; Lives in Silver Lake with his wife and 1-year-old daughter.
  • Website:

Wendy J. Greuel
  • Job Title: Los Angeles City Controller
  • Age: 51
  • Education: UCLA
  • Personal: She lives in Studio City with her husband, Dean, and their son.
  • Website:

Kevin James
  • Job Title: Radio broadcaster/attorney
  • Age: 50
  • Education: Undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma; doctorate of law from the University of Houston Law Center.
  • Personal: Lives in Los Angeles
  • Website:

Addie M. Miller
  • Job Title: Citywide advocate
  • Age: 63
  • Background: Ran for LA mayor in 2005
  • Website:

Jan Perry
  • Job Title: Los Angeles City Councilwoman
  • Age: 58
  • Education: Master's degree in public administration
  • Personal: She lives in Bunker Hill.
  • Website:

Emanuel Alberto Pleitez
  • Job Title: Technology company executive
  • Age: 30
  • Endorsements include:
  • Background: former aide to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; chief strategy officer of Spokeo; He and his wife, Rebecca, live in El Sereno
  • Website:

Norton Sandler
  • Job Title: Factory production worker
  • Age: 67
  • Background: Member of the Socialist Worker Party
  • Website: None; he can be contacted by email:

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