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Bill Segal

An Orange County Commission member whose district covers part of Orlando. He lost his bid to become the next Orange County Mayor to fellow commissioner Teresa Jacobs, who will succeed Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commission member whose district covers part of Orlando. He lost his bid to become the next Orange County Mayor to fellow commissioner Teresa Jacobs, who will succeed Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Bill Segal Articles

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  • Mike Thomas: You still have us talking at the Sentinel

     
    Mike Thomas may be gone from the Orlando Sentinel, but he sure knows how to get his former colleagues talking. Via Facebook, the former Sentinel columnist announced Wednesday: “Am deciding if I should run for Maitland City Council. Anyone out...
  • John Mica talks sequester with WFTV; Don Gaetz is News 13 guest

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: “Political Connections” previews the Florida Legislative Session at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. The guests are Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville; House Speaker ...
  • Bill Segal’s campaign has fallen and it can’t get up!

     
         I talk to a lot of local politicos. And no matter the subject, I always close out with a lightening round of questions about what they think about various races and issues.        I'v...
  • Mayor Teresa Jacobs

     
    I think it’s enough of a done deal to say that. Charlie Crist has better odds of winding up in the U.S. Senate than Bill Segal does in the mayor’s office. Segal’s fall is the biggest surprise in recent political history. He was the hand-pi...
  • Let’s do away with these runoff elections

     
    It felt good voting this morning. I didn't mind the crowded parking lot. Didn't mind waiting in line. What I minded was that for the second time since August, I was having to vote on the same contest for Orange County mayor. Back in Aug...
  • Jacobs’ destruction of Segal surprising? Hardly.

     
    How did Teresa Jacobs destroy — not too strong a word — Bill Segal in the race for Orange County mayor, besting him 68 percent to 32 percent? Easily. Segal's attempts to define her — negatively, of course — all backfired. The...
  • Teresa Jacobs won Orange County with Hispanic support

     
    The new Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs did well among Hispanic voters, according to election figures from key precincts for Latino voters. Jacobs —a Republican whose “Teresa para alcaldesa” campaign aimed to reach Hispanic v...
  • Orange Comm. Stewart honored at Equality Florida Gala

     
    Equality Florida handed its Voice for Florida Equality Award to Orange County Commissioner Linda Stewart this weekend at its annual gala in Orlando. Stewart was singled out for her work in helping bring the issue of a human rights ordinance to the...
  • Orange’s gay rights ordinance vote was emotion packed moment

     
    The vote by Orange County commissioners to pass an expanded human rights ordinance Tuesday was one of those rare political moments when supporters of the gay rights measure didn't have to share the stage with opponents. Yet the participants still...
  • LGBT community toasts exiting Orange Comm.’s Stewart, Segal

     
    The Center is joining with the Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Committee to host a two-hour cocktail reception Thursday at 6 p.m. to honor two Orange County commissioners who left office this week, Linda Stewart and Bill Segal. Both were...
  • Orange leaders laud UCF Coach O’Leary, Orlando Mayor Dyer

     
    Orange County Commissioners are going to formally pat University of Central Florida football coach George O'Leary on the back at its meeting Tuesday with a resolution congratulating him for his successful season. County leaders also plan to give a civic...
  • Bill Segal cries a river

     
    Bill Segal recently did an interview with WMFE radio, and from the sound of things you'd think he was the victim, rather than the perpetrator, of a dirty campaign in his run for Orange County mayor. Listen to it here.  Asked if he would ever run again,...