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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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  • 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...
  • City leaders say Winter Park is prepared for a possible Ebola case

    City leaders say Winter Park is prepared for a possible Ebola case
    Winter Park may look small on a map, but the city remains a highly popular spot for tourists who flock to Park Avenue – including international tourists. Mayor Kenneth Bradley said it is important for city leaders to remind residents, visitors,...
  • Jacobs must open records to public: My Word

    Jacobs must open records to public: My Word
    Remember "textgate"? In 2012, an advocacy group discovered that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and four commissioners were exchanging cellphone text messages with others and then deleting them. Ultimately, the county officials were fined for...
  • How to see the Citrus Bowl

    How to see the Citrus Bowl
    Wednesday: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other VIPs will cut the ribbon on the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl at 10 a.m. in an event that's free and open to the public. Just show up at the northeast corner of the stadium...
  • Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS

    Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS
    El mes de noviembre ha sido uno muy bueno para Orlando — pues ha estrenado dos edificaciones que sin duda atraerán a miles de personas a nuestra área e inyectarán millones de dólares a la economía de la Florida Central. A comienzos de mes fue el...
  • Another jewel in region's crown shines downtown: Editorial

    Another jewel in region's crown shines downtown: Editorial
    This week's grand reopening of Orlando's 78-year-old Citrus Bowl stadium kicks off another new set of opportunities for entertainment and economic development in Central Florida. Today's college football game between rivals Florida A&M and Bethune...
  • Friend: Former Apopka Mayor John Land hospitalized after apparent stroke

    Friend: Former Apopka Mayor John Land hospitalized after apparent stroke
    Former Apopka Mayor John Land was hospitalized Friday night apparently after suffering a stroke on his way home from a banquet where he received a lifetime achievement award, a family friend confirmed. Land, who turned 94 on Nov. 5, served Apopka for...
  • Longtime Apopka Mayor John Land's death: 'Like the loss of a president'

    Longtime Apopka Mayor John Land's death: 'Like the loss of a president'
    He was simply The Mayor. "He will always be The Mayor. There will be no other," Apopka Vice Mayor Bill Arrowsmith said Saturday after the death of former Apopka Mayor John Land, his friend and mentor who was thought to be the longest-serving full-time...
  • Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor

    Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor
    Nikesh A. "Nik" Patel, the hotelier and banker hit with federal fraud charges, has been a prolific political donor this year. Campaign finance records show the 30-year-old head of Alena Hospitality and CEO of First Farmers Financial has contributed at...
  • Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law

    Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law
    A citizens group that successfully sued Orange County leaders last year related to the so-called "textgate" scandal filed a new lawsuit this morning that accuses Mayor Teresa Jacobs of violating Florida's public records law. Jacobs calls the...
  • Dropbox and Teresa Jacobs - records will tell all

    Today's paper carried an interesting story about the newest public-records hubbub from the county that brought you "Textgate." The story -- "Judge: Orange County must hand over IP addresses in Dropbox case" -- makes it clear that the county has...