Qualls for mayor? Web domain registered

Former Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls said the fact that she registered www.quallsformayor.com should be no indication that she is actually considering a run for that office. It’s just precautionary – so that no one else can get that domain name, create a hoax or derogatory Web site and confuse voters.

Qualls’ City Council Web site went live shortly after her announcement Wednesday that she would be appointed to Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell‘s Cincinnati City Council seat – the seat he vacated Tuesday – and then run for election this fall. The “Qualls for mayor” site was registered on the same day, but currently is inactive.

In lightening-speed fashion, Qualls turned in Monday well over 1,000 signatures at the Hamilton County Board of Elections. With more than 550 valid, Qualls quickly checked off the toughest part of getting on the fall City Council ballot – getting 500 valid signatures. For those keeping track, that’s approximately five days start to finish.

That’s a record for this year, seeing that some incumbents are still sending out e-mails asking for volunteers to help gather petition signatures.

The deadline to file all required paperwork is 4 p.m. August 23 at the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Read more in Wednesday’s Cincinnati Post.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

1 thought on “Qualls for mayor? Web domain registered”

  1. well, if she could change her mind about her sexual orientation then I wouldn’t count on her not to change her mind about running for mayor.
    she must have had petition couriers waiting in the wings and probably paid them to get that many signatures in less than a week.

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