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|Sex shop owner pulls out of Atlanta City Council run|
|Written by Dyana Bagby|
|Monday, 17 June 2013 12:11|
Two weeks ago, Morrison said he was thinking of running against Alex Wan for the District 6 seat after Wan pushed for legislation that would have ousted adult businesses on Cheshire Bridge Road by 2018.
"I don't think that I will be running for city council. While I don't like what Alex Wan did with Cheshire Bridge, I hope he understands now that adult/LGBT entertainment is important for the development of any city," Morrison told GA Voice today.
Morrison has also said he and other business owners talked about backing a candidate to run against Wan if one stepped forward. However, Morrison said today Wan is expected to meet soon with the Cheshire Bridge Business Association and they want to hear what he has to say.
"The adult business owners want to take a wait and see attitude. Alex Wan is supposed to meet with the Cheshire Bridge Business Association so we’d like to hear what he says. I think Alex could be very could for the district but he needs to understand that we are part of the district too," Morrison said. "Even if he were elected, we could always pick a candidate in the next election 2.5 years out."
Morrison talked about his possible run because he was angry with what he said was Wan pushing his personal moral values onto the city. Wan's legislation was amended several times before he decided to only target adult businesses to be outlawed from Cheshire Bridge Road.
"We're a permanent part of the landscape,"Morrison said of adult businesses two weeks ago. "He was able to take his personal views and push forward this legislation — that is not going to happen in this election."
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