Candidates for Los Angeles mayor were up early Monday, one day before the primary nominating election. Toni Guinyard reports from downtown Los Angeles in a report broadcast Monday March 3, 2013 on Today in LA.
Three days before the city election, tough talk prevailed in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. Candidate Eric Garcetti was on the defensive Friday, after the release of a television ad lampooning the former City Council president. Conan Nolan reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 1, 2013.
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
Background: Energy consultant; Active on the Northridge East Neighborhood Council; He lives with his wife, Miriam, in Northridge. They have two adult sons.