|Roxanne Qualls, with Bob Bedinghaus and Mike Brown|
Dear fellow tax hikers, for many years former Commissioner Bob Bedinghaus has received most of the credit for the wildly successful stadium tax that has brought much wealth and prosperity to Hamilton County. However, he did not do it alone. As the evidence shows, Roxanne Qualls was more responsible than anyone for winning the Stadium Tax vote.
Roxanne Qualls not only supported the Bedinghaus Stadium Tax, she was a pivotal force in getting it passed. A detailed analysis of this and more can be found in the June 1996 edition of Cincinnati Magazine, Pages 68-74.
Passing this wonderful tax increase took a lot of work. Roxanne was there from the beginning:
Bedinghaus, Qualls, and Voinovich - a holy trinity of legendary tax hikers. (and some people say it is Cranley who works too closely with Republicans)
But the Bedinghaus tax wasn't polling well early in the campaign and needed a boost to make sure this vitally important tax increase passed. Enter Roxanne Qualls!
It was Roxanne Qualls who pushed the Bedinghaus tax ahead in the polls. And it was Roxanne who kept it that way:
Qualls knows a good deal when she sees one, and the Bedinghaus stadium deal was one of the best. The Roxanne Qualls stadiums were an "investment". Just like the Roxanne Qualls streetcar is also an "investment".
While we give a ton of credit to Bob Bedinghaus for giving us this fantastic stadium deal, he isn't the one who won it at the polls - that was Roxanne Qualls. We thank Roxy from the bottom of our hearts for everything she did to pass the
It was Roxanne Qualls who supported the Bedinghaus Stadium Tax. It was Roxanne Qualls who worked tirelessly on the Stadium Tax campaign. It was Roxanne Qualls who went on tv to get the Stadium Tax passed. If it wasn't for Roxy, we would not be paying that Stadium Tax for the Bedinghaus stadium deals today. Wouldn't that be awful? Thanks to Roxanne, we've been paying that Stadium Tax for many years, and we will be for many many more.