Monday, November 2, 2015

Breaking: Drama In Grand Haven City Council Election As Incumbent Targeted Over Cross Vote, Challenger's "Ashley Madison" Account Exposed

By Brandon Hall
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With just under 30 hours until polls close for tomorrow's elections, things are heating up in Grand Haven where recent mailers that just hit Citywide are causing controversy.

The mailers, sent by the Save The Grand Haven Cross And Nativity PAC,  target incumbent John Hierholzer for voting to remove the Cross and Nativity after Atheist extremist Mitch Kahle threatened to sue the City. 

The Cross and Nativity had been a part of Grand Haven for over 50 years...

Hierholzer also voted against displaying the beloved "Coast Guard City USA" sign.

The mailers also spotlight one of his challengers. Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education Trustee Mike Cramer.

Cramer subscribed to cheating website "Ashley Madison" for years despite being married. A WMP investigation shows he was a subscriber for years, even renewing his membership as early as May of 2015.

The mailer advocates the election of local businessman Josh Brugger. The other incumbent, Mike Fritz, is not mentioned. Mayor Geri McCaleb is unopposed.

The PAC has kept busy.

"Through canvassing groups going door-to-door across Grand Haven, web ads, robocalls, mailers, and other strategic activities around town, we've been involved in this election because John Hierholzer needs to go," said PAC Communications Director Mari Harmon. 

"Our Cross and Nativity is important," Harmon said. "When John Hierholzer voted to give in to Atheist terrorist Mitch Kahle and get rid of those community treasures, he  turned his back on the people of Grand Haven, he dumped 50 years of tradition in the trash like it was nothing."

Harmon touts newcomer Josh Brugger as the man for the job.

"Josh Brugger is a local businessman and family man," Harmon said. "Brugger is the new leadership we need. Unlike Hierholzer, Brugger shares our Grand Haven values and is ready to lead."

>>>In the interest of full disclosure, I am the Executive Director of the Save The Grand Haven Cross And Nativity PAC

Email SaveTheGrandHavenCross@Gmail.Com for inquiries
Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

>>>Email him at


Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

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