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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Accused witness killer Bessman Okafor moved to Seminole jail

    Accused witness killer Bessman Okafor moved to Seminole jail
    The suspect in the killing of a home-invasion witness — whose case sparked scandal in the Orange County Corrections Department — was recently transferred to the Seminole County jail. Orange County spokesman Steve Triggs said "no incident...
  • More names surface to vie for Damiani’s Orang Co. Comm. seat

     
    Former political candidate Larry Calabretta and Hispanic activist Dennis Freytes have applied to take over former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez's seat. Meanwhile, the man holding the seat now, Commissioner Lui Damiani, has cleaned out a few...
  • Dyer, Jacobs need to resolve differences to save Citrus Bowl

     
    It’s up to a pair of prominent antagonists to resolve their differences, or else Central Florida could be looking at the Citrus Bowl going dumpity-dump forever. Some critics are screaming to razz it because it is a dump. But it wouldn’t be a...
  • Segal: ‘Poisoned’ rapport between Jacobs, Dyer hurts Citrus Bowl

     
    Former Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal told WMFE radio listeners that mayors Teresa Jacobs and Buddy Dyer need to put aside Washington-style gridlock and work out a deal to get the $175 million in stalled Citrus Bowl renovations done. “All...
  • Visit Orlando chief’s new contract will pay up to $474,000 per year

     
    By Sara K. Clarke, Orlando Sentinel The head of Orlando's visitors bureau has signed a new, three-year contract that boosts his earning potential this year to as much as $474,000, in a deal could become a flash point at Tuesday's Orange County...
  • House vote breakdown on transp. bill that takes Jacobs off X-Way

     
    The full House voted 97-16 for a transportation bill today that included an amendment by state Rep. Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee, that would effectively remove orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the region's toll agency. However, Senate Majority Leader...
  • Damiani a fund-raising front-runner in Ora. Co. Dist. 3 race

     
    Former Commissioner Lui Damiani is emerging as a clear fund raising front-runner in one of the most closely-watched races on the Orange County ballot this fall, and he could more firmly secure that spot in an event this evening. Damiani, a registered...
  • Brummer’s picks blocked ballot plan to expand Ora. Co. Comm.

     
    Voters will not get to decide if Orange County's six-member elected commission should grow by two seats after a citizen panel Thursday night rejected putting the expansion plan on the fall ballot. Boosters of a bigger board saw it as a way to give...
  • Mayor Jacobs’ registry plan for Orange starts hitting snags

     
    After initially positive reviews of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs‘ plan to expand end-of-life and emergency notification rights to same-sex couples, her plan is starting to get some kickback. Gina Duncan, an Orange County Commission candidate...
  • Mayor Jacobs hits the stage w/ walk-on in The Music Man

     
    It's not her normal political stage, but County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will walk under the Garden Theater lights in Winter Garden Saturday, with a walk-on role in The Music Man. “I’m happy to play a small part to draw attention to the great value...
  • In Dyer, Jacobs, Citrus Bowl, Dyer proves why he’s king

     
    All hail Buddy Dyer. You have to give the Orlando mayor credit. No matter what you think of his policies or goals, the man gets things done. And that was proven once again yesterday in the Citrus summit between he and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. (&...
  • John Q to host fundraiser

     
    WASHINGTON — John Quiñones, one Republican challenger to Democrat Alan Grayson, sent an email to supporters tonight highlighting a fundraiser on Tuesday; minimum suggested contribution is $50. The Osceola County commissioner (and congressional...