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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: Cuatro propuestas de cambios que son clave

    Además de pronunciarse por las tres enmiendas a la Constitución estatal de Florida, los electores del condado de Orange encontrarán cuatro propuestas, algunas confusas, para enmendar la Carta Constitucional del Condado de Orange. A continuación...
  • Five things for Thursday , Oct. 30

    Five things for Thursday , Oct. 30
    Here are your five things for today in Orlando: new garage at Disney; Millennials are not big car-people; the governor's race is still close; and more. 1. Elections. Ebola. World Series. Parking garages. One of the top items on the website this...
  • 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...
  • Children at risk, feral cats, and background checks: Letters

    Children at risk, feral cats, and background checks: Letters
    I sat at my kitchen table Sunday morning reading the article "Hundreds remember siblings killed by father" about the Mohney children. I did not know the family, but, actually, I did know "them." After teaching for many years, I remember the Savannas and...
  • Farmworkers, Amend. C and snollygosters: Letters

    Farmworkers, Amend. C and snollygosters: Letters
    Speaking up for farmworkers Why can't the people who work so hard to feed the U.S. afford to feed their own families? This is what the National Farm Worker Ministry calls "the great paradox of our food system." There are about 2 million to 3 three...
  • 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...