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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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  • As woman clings to life, state clings tight to discrimination

    Liz Molina is dying.
  • Big deal done, Harvey Massey plows on

    After nearly 25 years in business in Orlando, Harvey Massey just closed the biggest deal of his career. The chairman and chief executive of Massey Services Inc. acquired longtime competitor Middleton Lawn & Pest Control and the other brands operated by...

    25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?
    Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner. They pale compared with her first big one as county mayor. Jacobs zeroed in on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in February, pointing out...

    Orange Mayor Jacobs gives Orlando a dose of reality on arts center

    Orange Mayor Jacobs gives Orlando a dose of reality on arts center
    Business as usual in this town officially ended at noon on Feb. 10. That's when Orange Mayor Teresa Jacobs hit the send button and delivered a scathing review of the planned performing-arts center to inboxes across Orange County. Her staff uncovered...