“The Democrats, obviously, it’s a big issue for them...so I know it fired up the Democrat side, but I spoke to a lot of Republicans that felt the same way,” Haake said. “This ordinance was not going to change anything for the city. It wasn’t going to stop abortions — [Grossman] even admitted that in a meeting. It became a political issue...timing seems pretty clear that it was meant to inflame one side that they felt was going to be stronger and get them more votes.”
TJ Honerlaw, the council member who sponsored the ordinance, finished last in Mason’s city council election.