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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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  • Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida

    Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida
    With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Demings, Randolph, Singh sue to stop Orange charter amendment

    Demings, Randolph, Singh sue to stop Orange charter amendment
    With Election Day less than two weeks away, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh are suing to stop a proposed charter amendment that would change how they're elected, and how many terms they...
  • Orange amendments grow out of sick-time battle

    Orange amendments grow out of sick-time battle
    When Orange County voters go to the polls Nov. 4, they'll face a confusing slate of proposed charter amendments — including one that would make it more difficult for them to petition their government. At least three of the amendments arose in the...
  • Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony

    Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony
    Orlando City Soccer fans know how to show up.  What other Florida fan base would paint their faces, put on wigs, dress up like it's game day, scream for close to two hours, and walk a half mile, all for a groundbreaking ceremony on a Thursday night? ...
  • Charlie Crist, Teresa Jacobs, Belvin Perry: Sunday guests

    Charlie Crist, Teresa Jacobs, Belvin Perry: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest list this weekend for the local public-affairs programs: Charlie Crist, Democratic candidate for governor, will talk to News 13's "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. The program plans to offer an interview with Gov....
  • Houston did it -- and so can we: Commit to fixing homelessness

    Things really are bigger in Texas. I just returned from a trip to Houston with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other community leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, faith and public sectors. We saw that chronic...
  • Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage

    Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of gay marriage
    After an emotional hearing, Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the legal battle on behalf of gay couples seeking marital rights in Florida. Commissioners voted 5-2 to join friend-of-the-court or "amicus" briefs calling on judges to...
  • Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate

    Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate
    Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week. Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...
  • As woman clings to life, state clings tight to discrimination

    Liz Molina is dying. Days, weeks, maybe a month. It is the tragedy of cervical cancer, which has spread quickly and indiscriminately — kidneys, liver and spleen and her abdominal wall. Only 35, Molina has withered away, down from 138 to 80...
  • Let's stand up together for equality: My Word

    On October 14, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will address a proposal by Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell for the county to sign on to the amicus briefs that will be filed in support of several marriage equality lawsuits pending in...
  • Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities

    Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities
    If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...