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: www.yjdraimanformayor.org
- 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: www.ericgarcetti.com
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: www.wendygreuel.org
- 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: www.kevinjamesformayor.com
Addie M. Miller
- Job Title: Citywide advocate
- Age: 63
- Background: Ran for LA mayor in 2005
- Website: www.addiemiller.us
- Job Title: Los Angeles City Councilwoman
- Age: 58
- Education: Master's degree in public administration
- Personal: She lives in Bunker Hill.
- Website: www.janperry.com
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: http://www.pleitezforla.com/
- Job Title: Factory production worker
- Age: 67
- Background: Member of the Socialist Worker Party
- Website: None; he can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.