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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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  • Poca gente en el desfile, mucha en concierto: así terminó la Parada Boricua

    Al final de la jornada, no hubo perdedores ni ganadores. Pese a toda la controversia que involucró a la Parada y Festival Puertorriqueño que por primera ver realiza el productor cubano René Plasencia, el evento se llevó a cabo sin mayores contratiempos el...
  • Demings v. Jacobs: Orange mayor bracket battle

    Demings v. Jacobs: Orange mayor bracket battle
    Forget this fall's election, Orange County mayoral candidates Val Demings and Teresa Jacobs are battling over basketball brackets for the next couple weeks. Like any sane Sunshine State politician, both candidates picked the University of Florida to win...
  • Buddy Dyer, Teresa Jacobs top TV guest list

    Buddy Dyer, Teresa Jacobs top TV guest list
    Local public-affairs programs this weekend will explore the Legislature, the Citrus Bowl, Obamacare and race relations. "Central Florida Spotlight" and Greg Warmoth will focus on the Citrus Bowl updates and renovations at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-...
  • In wake of grand jury, Senate adds ethics rules to Central Florida expressway bill

    In wake of grand jury, Senate adds ethics rules to Central Florida expressway bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- A plan to merge Central Florida's road-building agencies into one major tolling authority was amended Thursday by the state Senate to address the past pay-to-play culture tainting Orlando's expressway authority. The bill, SB 230, would...
  • Toll-road agency releases records

    Toll-road agency releases records
    Orlando's road-building authority on Wednesday released a raft of records collected during a six-month investigation by State Attorney Jeff Ashton, who is looking into allegations that three of the board members broke a law prohibiting them from...
  • A la corte demanda por voto hispano

    A la corte demanda por voto hispano
    La lucha en los últimos años de la comunidad hispana para ganar poder político en el condado de Orange se traslada a una sala de la corte federal esta semana. Por primera vez, desde que una demanda sobre derecho al voto se presentó en 2012, ambas partes...
  • Progressive coalition quizzes Orange candidates

    Progressive coalition quizzes Orange candidates
    A large coalition of progressive groups unveiled a campaign Wednesday to "educate, engage and empower voters" in the Aug. 26 mayoral and commission races. The groups, many of whom were behind the mandatory paid sick time effort in Orange County, plan...
  • Orange's Hispanic voting-rights fight moves to court

    Orange's Hispanic voting-rights fight moves to court
    The Hispanic community's struggle to gain political power in Orange County in recent years moves to a federal courtroom this week. For the first time since a voting rights lawsuit was filed in 2012, both sides will meet Thursday before Chief Judge...
  • If Gator fans don't sell out Amway Center for NCAA Tournament, Billy Donovan should leave

    If Gator fans don't sell out Amway Center for NCAA Tournament, Billy Donovan should leave
    As Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that the No. 1-ranked Florida Gators would begin their quest for a national championship right here in Central Florida, the raucous standing-room only crowd at the Selection Sunday VIP watch party in downtown...
  • Talk of Orange election ends; Penny-for-Publix campaign begins

    Talk of Orange election ends; Penny-for-Publix campaign begins
    In politics, we see a lot of what goes wrong. This week in Orange County, something went right. Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Commissioners Ted Edwards and Tiffany Moore Russell successfully scuttled a rushed and costly special election that would have made...
  • Jacobs touts local donors, chides Demings' party money

    Jacobs touts local donors, chides Demings' party money
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' campaign touted its latest donation haul as a homegrown effort, and chided opponent Val Demings for previously taking money from the state Democratic Party. Today Jacobs' team said the incumbent had raised nearly $45,...
  • Updated: Poll shows Orange voters like Jacobs, Crist, medical pot

    Updated: Poll shows Orange voters like Jacobs, Crist, medical pot
    Update in italics In a head-to-head race, incumbent Mayor Teresa Jacobs leads Val Demings by 48 percent to 33 percent, with the rest of the likely voters undecided, according to a recent Orange County poll.   The Republican Jacobs, Democrat Charlie...