Roxanne Qualls giving speech right now

Former Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls – at the time and posting of this photo – was giving a speech to the media and a collected few political watchers and friends about her decision to allow to be appointed to Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell’s seat on Cincinnati City Council. She will also run as a Charterite in tihs fall’s Council race.

UPDATE (8/13/2007): Qualls will be my guest on City Talk Radio, 7 to 8 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 19. Working on another special guest to join Qualls, hopefully to be announced later today.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, 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.

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