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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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  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • Despite indictment, Xway merger stuck in the House

    Despite indictment, Xway merger stuck in the House
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns. The plan to...
  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • In shift, Jacobs comes out for gay marriage

    In shift, Jacobs comes out for gay marriage
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has come out in favor of gay marriage, a shift from public statements she made on the issue just last month. "I support it," Jacobs said in an interview with Watermark, a newspaper serving the gay community. "Gay...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • Orange commissioners reject planned mosque in contentious hearing

    Orange commissioners reject planned mosque in contentious hearing
    Plans for a mosque to serve the Dr. Phillips area's Muslim population were scuttled Tuesday after a contentious hearing before the Orange County Commission. Commissioners unanimously rejected a zoning request following three hours of public debate. If...
  • Voters to decide if pols should be nonpartisan, have term limits

    Voters to decide if pols should be nonpartisan, have term limits
    Orange County commissioners voted late Tuesday to ask voters to make constitutional officers such as the sheriff and tax collector term-limited, nonpartisan races. Commissioners already had agreed in May to place those questions affecting the sheriff,...
  • SunRail is considering expanding hours, days

    SunRail is considering expanding hours, days
    SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises. "There are more costs. The question...
  • Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer

    Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has turned to "American Idol" for a little help with her State of the County Address. Jacobs has invited Emily Piriz, a Top 13 finalist on "Idol" this past season, to sing the national anthem at the event. The State...
  • Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'

    Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs strode into her fourth State of the County address Friday carrying a string of recent political victories, and touted a "transformation" taking place amid the local economy and culture. While a major recession drove...
  • Mural de Roberto Clemente en Azalea Park será restaurado | FOTOS y VIDEO

    Mural de Roberto Clemente en Azalea Park será restaurado | FOTOS y VIDEO
    Un nuevo mural en honor a Roberto Clemente, uno más grande que el que fue borrado con pintura negra en circunstancias desconocidas en el campo de las Pequeñas Ligas de Azalea Park, podría ser el próximo capítulo en la historia del parque que esta semana...