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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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  • Orange leaders being pushed to block Osceola toll road

    Orange leaders being pushed to block Osceola toll road
    Public pressure is mounting on Orange County leaders to take a tougher stand against an Osceola toll-road extension that would veer into Orange County and disrupt some neighborhoods. Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson, who represents residents...
  • Orlando council files court brief backing gay marriage

    Orlando council files court brief backing gay marriage
    Orlando waded into the gay-marriage debate Monday when a divided City Council voted to file a court brief opposing Florida's same-sex-marriage ban approved by voters in 2008. The filing puts Orlando on the opposite side of a legal battle in which...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act -- and join youth to mobilize voters

    Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act -- and join youth to mobilize voters
    Sometimes it's important to celebrate. Other times, it's important to keep working. To celebrate, you can join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs at the county's Regional History Center in downtown Orlando Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon to commemorate...
  • Jacobs: I will put partisan charter measure on Orange ballot

    Jacobs: I will put partisan charter measure on Orange ballot
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Wednesday that she would put a petition-driven referendum on the November ballot that would ask voters to make all county races partisan contests. The question of whether it would or not arose out of concerns...
  • Kaká calls signing with Orlando City a dream come true

    Kak&#225 calls signing with Orlando City a dream come true
    A relationship two years in the making came to fruition Tuesday morning inside The Abbey in downtown Orlando. Brazilian soccer icon Kak√° was formally introduced as Orlando City's first MLS designated player, flanked on either side by Orlando City...
  • Jacobs' re-election foe off the ballot after check for qualifying fee bounces

    Jacobs' re-election foe off the ballot after check for qualifying fee bounces
    Good luck keeps bouncing Teresa Jacobs' way. The only candidate the Orange County mayor faced for re-election on the August 26 primary ballot has been disqualified from running. Dunel A. Cadely bounced the $6,118 check he submitted for a qualifying fee,...
  • Lady Liberty, gay marriage, and Dyer: Letters

    Salute to Lady Liberty I was one of 25 World War II veterans on the Space Coast Honor Flight this past Saturday. What a wonderful surprise to arrive at Orlando International Airport about 4:30 a.m. and be greeted by hundreds of cheering local Orlando...
  • Orange half-penny school tax vote goes to ballot, road levy dies

    Orange half-penny school tax vote goes to ballot, road levy dies
    Orange County residents will see only one half-penny sales tax referendum on the ballot this fall, and if voters approve, it would fund school construction. County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to place that education levy on the Aug. 26...
  • Osceola toll road into Orange hits snags

    Osceola toll road into Orange hits snags
    A proposed Osceola County toll road expansion that could snake into Orange County faces temporary delays amid mounting opposition from Orange leaders and residents. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Tuesday that she's received assurances from...
  • 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...