CINCINNATI - Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls will formally announce her candidacy for Cincinnati mayor Thursday morning.
The announcement will happen at 10 a.m. at Core Clay, Inc., a small female-owned business in Walnut Hills. She'll be joined by current, term-limited Mayor Mark Mallory.
Although the official announcement won't happen until Thursday morning, Qualls has already launched her campaign website. The site says she's running for mayor and shares her platform.
Qualls previously served as mayor from 1993 to 1999. She returned to city council in 2007.
She'll be facing off against former City Councilman John Cranley, also a Democrat. He announced his campaign in November. Cranley served on city council from 2001 to 2007.
For more information on Qualls' campaign, visit http://www.roxannequalls.com/home/mayor_2013.html .