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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

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  • Former Orange County Attorney says recent charter ruling ‘wrong’

     
    A major legal figure in the battle over an Orange County sick time referendum says that a judicial ruling last week that found local elected leaders had violated their own governing charter was wrong — and it should be appealed. Last fall, a 4-3...
  • Stakes in Orange sick time fight climb after charter violation ruling

     
    The political and financial stakes climbed dramatically in the wake of Friday’s ruling that Orange County elected leaders must put a sick time referendum on the 2014 ballot. Business groups opposed to it are now more urgently building support for...
  • Scott touts ‘positive business attitude’ in new ad

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's a seeming eternity until he'll stand before voters again, but Gov. Rick Scott is wasting no time getting to work trying to win them over. A new Web ad called “It's working” by his Let's Get to Work political...
  • At Orlando home-garden show: Buy a birdhouse, help a kid

     
    When the Central Florida Home and Garden Show comes to town this weekend, the convention center will be filled with more than just home and garden ideas. It will also be filled with more than 40 birdhouses decorated by local notables — all helping...
  • Jacobs gets decent face time in Gov. Scott’s first re-election ad

     
    She doesn't get a speaking role, but Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs certainly gets plenty of camera time in fellow Republican Gov. Rick Scott's first 2014 re-election commercial. By Pulse's count, Jacobs appears on screen for about 30 seconds of the...
  • Jacobs hosts branding summit with business, elected leaders

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs hosts a branding summit later today with area chambers and other elected and business leaders to confab on ways to market the Central Florida region. The effort picked up steam after a recent trip Jacobs made to Austin, a...
  • Final also-ran backs Clarke over Damiani for open Orange seat

     
    Five candidates ran in the Orange County Commission District 3 primary that Lui Damiani and Pete Clarke emerged from, but as of this morning, two of three folks who failed to make that voter cut are backing Clarke. Third-place finisher Lydia Pisano had...
  • Teresa Jacobs, Buddy Dyer visit ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; Alan Grayson on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    On the local public-affairs front┬áthis weekend: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs visit “Central Florida Spotlight.” They discuss their recent trip with the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission to Austin,...
  • Dyer, Jacobs slated to attend mayoral, ballot amendment luncheon

     
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs are scheduled to attend The West Orange Chamber of Commerce's Mayoral and Amendment Luncheon Wednesday in Gotha. The advance-ticketed event is not open to the public but will include talks...
  • Orange Mayor Jacobs picks new fire chief from El Paso

     
    El Paso fire chief Otto Drozd III has been tapped as Orange County's new fire chief, a spokesman for Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced this morning. The Florida native rose through the ranks in South Florida, becoming the chief in Hialeah, before taking the...
  • Winners and losers in the aftermath of Chris Dorworth’s defeat

     
    Seminole County elections officials on Monday finally confirmed Democrat Mike Clelland’s razor-thin victory over state Rep. Chris Dorworth. So now it’s time to declare a few winners and losers – plus someone who was a little of both &#...
  • Orange takes up space issue for courts, tax collector, appraiser

     
    Orange County leaders are going to wrestle again today with how to find more court space for big trials and take on the politically-sensitive issue of where best to house its public tax collection and property appraiser operations. Orange-Ocsceola Chief...