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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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  • Top Dr. Phillips Center programming official resigns

     Top Dr. Phillips Center programming official resigns
      The shows to be presented by Orlando's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in its debut season haven't been announced — but the person in charge of choosing them has resigned. Judy Joseph, vice president of programming and...
  • Osceola's objections won't stop expressway merger

    Osceola's objections won't stop expressway merger
    TALLAHASSEE — Atlee Mercer says he thought he had a deal to preserve the Osceola Expressway Authority for six more years, long enough to kick-start major road projects tied to what could become the largest planned development in the country. But...
  • Jacobs backs reviving Field of Dreams with added oversight

    Jacobs backs reviving Field of Dreams with added oversight
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said she could support reviving the Field of Dreams park funding program, but would want to additional accountability measures if it comes back. Talk of reviving the program emerged after an Azalea Park Little League...
  • Defaced Clemente mural may revive Orange's Field of Dreams grants

    Defaced Clemente mural may revive Orange's Field of Dreams grants
    Vandals who defaced the mural of Roberto Clemente in February inadvertently united a community, provoked artists to return to Azalea Park to create another painting of the iconic baseball player, and sparked a grass-roots movement to spruce up the park'...
  • Puerto Rican group joins Orange progressive coalition

    Puerto Rican group joins Orange progressive coalition
    The Puerto Rican Leadership Council joined the Orange Rising coalition, officials announced today. The move could show an alliance building among the Democratic-leaning group and Central Florida's emerging Latino community, and may help boost turnout as...
  • Demings qualifies by petition for Orange ballot

    Demings qualifies by petition for Orange ballot
    Orange County mayoral candidate Val Demings said she has qualified for the fall ballot by collecting nearly 7,000 petitions, a push that her incumbent opponent Teresa Jacobs was also making in a mailer over the weekend. "This early move gives Demings...
  • Ex-Democratic Mayor Chapin headlines GOP Jacobs' fundraiser

    Ex-Democratic Mayor Chapin headlines GOP Jacobs' fundraiser
    Former Orange County Mayor and prominent Democrat Linda Chapin headlined a fundraiser Monday night to re-elect Mayor Teresa Jacobs, a Republican who faces Democrat Val Demings on the ballot this fall. Chapin had signaled she would support Jacobs early...
  • Demings backs Field of Dreams revival in Orange

    Demings backs Field of Dreams revival in Orange
    Mayoral candidate Val Demings backs reviving a park funding program in Orange County, dubbed Field of Dreams. The push emerged soon after a Roberto Clemente mural was defaced at Little League fields in Azalea Park, putting a spotlight on that struggling...
  • House tries to shape up all X-way authorities, not just Orlando's

    House tries to shape up all X-way authorities, not just Orlando's
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House is advancing an ethics reform proposal to impose tighter rules of the road for officials on expressway authorities in some of the state's heaviest-trafficked and problem-plagued metropolitan areas. A Senate plan (SB 230)...
  • Thankful for support in officer's loss: My Word

    As I write this on Saturday, it has been one week this morning since I and all of Central Florida received the news that another law-enforcement officer, a Windermere police officer, had been senselessly killed. This, when less than six weeks ago, we...
  • Orange County Democratic hopefuls blast Scott, Tallahassee GOP

    Orange County Democratic hopefuls blast Scott, Tallahassee GOP
    A pair of Democratic Orange County Commission hopefuls targeted Gov. Rick Scott and Tallahassee Republicans for not doing enough for the under- and unemployed. Candidates Euri Cerrud and Alvin Moore teamed with a Democratic-leaning group Florida for All...