Vote For Disturbed Frontman David Draiman’s Dad

Dave and his bro

Yes, folks. If you live in California — or more specifically, the area of California where they shoot a ton of porno — then you can vote this March for Disturbed frontman David Draiman’s dad. That picture of David and his bro came from dad and Los Angeles City Council District 12 candidate YJ Draiman’s Web site.

Voters will hit the booths on March 8, and remember, “A vote for Draiman is a vote for you.” Gun Shy Assassin would like to officially endorse YJ Draiman for city council. According to his site, Draiman is a “current elected member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council,” and “Transparency and accountability is my motto.”

That’s cool. David Draiman’s dad getting into politics. I’d vote for the guy. He looks honest enough. That Web site could use a little design overhaul, but he looks like a solid candidate.

“Decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world for many generations into the future,” the site says. “Ensuring that decisions being made about our energy, water, and natural resources are sustainable is central to this belief. This also applies to political, financial and economic decisions that affect/obligates current and future generations.”

So go check out the site, and tell YJ how much you love his son’s music.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://renewableenergy2.com YJ Draiman

    YJ Draiman officially running for mayor of LA – 2013

    Press release – January 25, 2011

    YJ Draiman officially running for mayor of LA – 2013
    “I want to fight for a better future for all the people of Los Angeles, and that’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for mayor,” Draiman said.
    I decided to run for Mayor of Los Angeles. Before I could make that commitment, I needed to free up the time required to do the job right. Therefore, I decided to devote full time to the job of Mayor.
    I am motivated by the wish to serve the Los Angeles community and protect our quality of life. I have the skill, experience, long time community involvement and personal commitment to lead the city. I will work hard to preserve residents’ priorities and the city’s coffers, during the difficult financial times ahead. Some of my more specific goals are encouraging economic vitality, preserving and improving the City infrastructure, protecting the quality of our neighborhoods, supporting our open space and bicycle trails programs, working with the Neighborhood Councils and the Chamber to encourage local, innovative green businesses, and proper Urban Planning for Los Angeles, among others.
    I previously ran for City Council in District 12.
    I decided that to do the job right I must run for Mayor.
    I am an Energy/Utility Auditor/Consultant for over 20 years.
    I am married to a darling wife, we have two grown children – my oldest son is David Draiman a famous Rock Star with a Band by the name Disturbed, my younger son is a Psychologist doing research.
    I am looking forward to being elected and serving the people of the City of Los Angeles.
    We must work together as a cohesive force to improve our city.
    “Transparency and accountability is my motto”

    YJ Draiman for Mayor – 2013
    WEB: http://www.Yjdraimanformayor.org

    • http://twitter.com/DraimanForMayor Yj Draiman

      My name is YJ Draiman and I am running for mayor of Los Angeles 2013

      How can you have patience for people who claim they love America & Los Angeles, but clearly can’t stand Americans or Los Angelinos? Los Angeles is a City that needs clear and coherent thinking to address the budget, the economy, city services. It needs a responsible attentive government, address unemployment and make Los Angeles business friendly with streamlined rules and regulations and reduced bureaucracy. We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people, with no hidden agenda just represent the interests of the people of Los Angeles.

      My name is YJ Draiman and I am running for Mayor of Los Angeles.

      PS. We need a city that enforces the current laws, promotes good education, respects the constitution, protects its citizens and make the city conducive to new business and employment – not milk its citizens with additional taxes and fees. Peoples concern today is: FSJHE – Food, Shelter, Jobs, Healthcare and Education.

      Los Angeles is a dynamic city and it needs a dynamic leader. Someone who can knock heads at City Hall, take on the union bosses over pensions and sound off in public from time to time, whether a lazy Legislature needs a scold or a Good Samaritan needs a cheer.

      http://www.yjdraimanformayor.org

  • http://twitter.com/DraimanForMayor Yj Draiman

    YJ Draiman files papers running for mayor of Los Angeles – 2013 – Press release

    Motivated by the desire to serve the Los Angeles community and to hold City Hall accountable for it’s’ actions, I have decided the best way to accomplish my goal is to run for and become the next Mayor of Los Angeles As Mayor, it would be my duty and goal to not just protect the quality of life in Los Angeles, but to improve it. More importantly, as Mayor I intend to protect and improve the quality of life for ALL the people of Los Angeles, not just a select few.

    The most consistent complaint I heard from some residents of Los Angeles when I ran for City Council was that no one knows what City Hall is doing anymore. The good of the common people seems to have been lost in the process. City Hall has become self-serving with little or no accountability, which is why I have adopted and will instill a policy of “transparency and accountability” in City Hall. A government “for the people” must be held accountable by the people.

    One of my biggest goals would be to make City Hall account for every single cent spent. Some of my more specific goals are balancing the budget, encouraging economic vitality, preserving and improving the City infrastructure, protecting the quality of our neighborhoods, supporting our open space and bicycle trails programs, working with the Neighborhood Councils and the Chamber to encourage local, innovative green businesses, and proper Urban Planning for Los Angeles, among others.

    Without question some will raise the issue of my not being a politician. Quite honestly, I am proud not to be another well-polished, slick-oiled career politician. At this junction of difficult times for most, I do not believe the people of Los Angeles would best be served by yet another politician. What is needed is a Mayor who truly understands the needs of the common people. What is needed is a Mayor willing to put City Hall in a glass building for all to watch while working diligently to serve the interests of the common people and not just the interests of a select few.

    While I am not a politician, I am proud to state I am a family man. I am married to a darling wife for over 40 years, we have two grown children – my oldest son is David Draiman a famous Rock Star with a Band by the name Disturbed, my younger son Benjamin Draiman is a Psychologist doing research and playing music.

    Current Elected Member of the Northridge East Community Council

    I am currently working on my PHD in Energy Conservation.

    A dedicated family man with an extensive business background including but not limited to mechanical engineer, healthcare administrator, real estate developer with neighborhood gentrification, project manager of a major 5 star hotel construction, operator of a chain of retail electronic stores, reseller of deregulated energy sources, energy efficiency implementation, utility audits and consulting services.

    I have over 25 years experience in energy efficiency. I am a strong proponent of Energy Independence.

    I am looking forward to being elected and serving the people of the City of Los Angeles.
    We must work together as a cohesive force to improve our city.
    “Transparency and accountability is my motto”

    Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles – http://www.draimanformayor.net

  • http://twitter.com/DraimanForMayor Yj Draiman

    YJ Draiman files papers running for Mayor of Los Angeles – 2013 – Press release

    Motivated by the desire to serve the Los Angeles community and to hold City Hall accountable for it’s actions, I have decided the best way to accomplish my goal is to run for and become the next Mayor of Los Angeles As Mayor, it would be my duty and goal to not just protect the quality of life in Los Angeles, but to improve it. More importantly, as Mayor I intend to protect and improve the quality of life for ALL the people of Los Angeles, not just a select few.

    The most consistent complaint I heard from some residents of Los Angeles when I ran for City Council was that no one knows what City Hall is doing anymore. The good of the common people seems to have been lost in the process. City Hall has become self-serving with little or no accountability, which is why I have adopted and will instill a policy of “transparency and accountability” in City Hall. A government “for the people” must be held accountable by the people.

    One of my biggest goals would be to make City Hall account for every single cent spent. Some of my more specific goals are balancing the budget, encouraging economic vitality, preserving and improving the City infrastructure, protecting the quality of our neighborhoods, supporting our open space and bicycle trails programs, working with the Neighborhood Councils and the Chamber to encourage local, innovative green businesses, and proper Urban Planning for Los Angeles, among others.

    Without question some will raise the issue of my not being a politician. Quite honestly, I am proud not to be another well-polished, slick-oiled career politician. At this junction of difficult times for most, I do not believe the people of Los Angeles would best be served by yet another politician. What is needed is a Mayor who truly understands the needs of the common people. What is needed is a Mayor willing to put City Hall in a glass building for all to watch while working diligently to serve the interests of the common people and not just the interests of a select few.

    While I am not a politician, I am proud to state I am a family man. I am married to a darling wife for over 40 years, we have two grown children – my oldest son is David Draiman a famous Rock Star with a Band by the name Disturbed, my younger son Benjamin Draiman is a Psychologist doing research and playing music.

    Current Elected Member of the Northridge East Community Council

    I am currently working on my PHD in Energy Conservation.

    A dedicated family man with an extensive business background including but not limited to mechanical engineer, healthcare administrator, real estate developer with neighborhood gentrification, project manager of a major 5 star hotel construction, operator of a chain of retail electronic stores, reseller of deregulated energy sources, energy efficiency implementation, utility audits and consulting services.

    I have over 25 years experience in energy efficiency. I am a strong proponent of Energy Independence.

    I am looking forward to being elected and serving the people of the City of Los Angeles.
    We must work together as a cohesive force to improve our city.
    “Transparency and accountability is my motto”

    Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles – http://www.draimanformayor.net

    “A vote for DRAIMAN is a vote for you”

    Current Elected Member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Draimanformayor-Losangeles/100002080665450 Draimanformayor Losangeles

    Y.J. “Jay” Draiman. – Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles
     
     
    YJ Draiman who ran last year for councilmen at District 12 in Los Angeles,
    Draiman has formally filed paper to run for Mayor of Los Angeles – March 5, 2013.
     
    Y.J. “Jay” Draiman. – Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles
    Draiman is an Energy Efficiency Advocate and the lead elected official with the goal of Energy Conservation for the Northridge East Neighborhood Council – NENC, from Northridge, California. Draiman is also the liaison between the NENC and LADWP. Draiman is known for his advancement of implementing Energy efficiency, Renewable energy and Water conservation in the Los Angeles Area. Draiman is promoting the theme of Made in America, bringing back Los Angeles’s industrial base, increase employment and reduce government with fiscal responsibility. Draiman ran for Los Angeles City Council in 2010. A recent ambitious goal by Draiman is to create in Los Angeles an innovative renewable energy zone approach which will create 200,000+ new jobs with billions in investments over the next 5-10 years.
    Draiman is a former Real Estate developer with over 20 year’s experience. Draiman has extensive experience in the deregulation of Utilities and implementing energy and water conservation.
    In January 1996 Draiman was asked to run for U.S. Senate, but He declined.
    Draiman is currently working on his PHD in energy conservation.

  • http://twitter.com/DraimanForMayor Yj Draiman

    Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles 2013 I believe that if people know the rules and are sensitized by art, humor, and creativity, they are more likely to accept change.The crucial point of a citizens’ culture is learning to correct others without mistreating them or generating aggression. We need to create a society in which civility rules over cynicism and apathy.http://www.draimanformayor.net

  • Draiman

    Americas financial sustainability begins with Made in AmericaAmericans must wake up and take action to protect our liberty and way of life.America must rejuvenate itself and become the huge industrial power it once was.It starts by re-inventing the wheel and building manufacturing facilities in the United States that employ Americans who produce quality goods at a competitive price with space age technology and modernization.Organized workforce and benefits has to be revamped to meet today’s economic conditions.Government and its bureaucracy must be reduced and streamlined. Rules and regulations must be revamped to be conducive to business growth and development.
    This is a must in order to increase employment and bring back America’s economic vitality.
    We could try to give tax incentives for products made in America. It brings revenues and employment, reduces financial drain on the government.
    “It is cheaper to save energy than make energy”
    YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles

  • Yjdraiman

    My name is YJ Draiman and I am running for mayor of Los Angeles 2013How can you have patience for people who claim they love America, but clearly can’t stand Americans?  Los Angeles is a City that needs clear and coherent thinking to address the budget, the economy, city services. It needs a responsible attentive government, address unemployment and make Los Angeles business friendly with streamlined rules and regulations and reduced bureaucracy. We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people, with no hidden agenda just represent the interests of the people of Los Angeles. My name is YJ Draiman and I am running for Mayor of Los Angeles.  PS. We need a city that enforces the current laws, promotes good education, respects the constitution, protects its citizens and make the city conducive to new business and employment – not milk its citizens with additional taxes and fees. Peoples concern today is: FSJHE – Food, Shelter, Jobs, Healthcare and Education.
     
    Los Angeles is a dynamic city and it needs a dynamic leader. Someone who can knock heads at City Hall, take on the union bosses over pensions and sound off in public from time to time, whether a lazy Legislature needs a scold or a Good Samaritan needs a cheer.

     http://www.yjdraimanformayor.com
     
     
    The next Mayoral candidate to address the audience at Holman on March 6, 2012, was YJ Draiman. Curiously, prior to last night, he’d received little publicity in the Los Angeles media. But based on his Presentation and the emails I’ve received from him, Draiman campaign for Mayor should be taken seriously.
    He’s an elected member of the Northridge East Neighborhood Council. He’s now working on a Doctorate in Energy Conservation and, as he told the audience last night, he thinks Los Angeles must become extremely business friendly – that it must rejuvenate manufacturing, and that to do all this, the City must make full use of its natural resources (an idea he promises to explain at a later time, elaborating on his vision for the renewable energy development in Los Angeles).
    http://www.yjdraimanformayor.com