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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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  • In Mica-Adams, it’s Huckabee, Barbour and Jacobs vs. Palin, Rice and West

     
    With U.S. Rep. John Mica rushing out endorsements¬† on the eve of the primary – and rival U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams reminding voters about some of hers — here’s where some high profile Republicans are lining up in the closely watched race...
  • Mica lands support from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs — and Haley Barbour, too

     
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is supporting U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, in his congressional primary showdown with U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, Mica's campaign says. It's a coup for Mica. Jacobs is both the most influential and best-known Republican...
  • Orange election chief hopeful backtracks on killing petition drive

     
    Orange County Election Supervisor candidate Dan Fanelli said in an Orlando Sentinel message board on Wednesday that his incumbent opponent Bill Cowles should have “sat on” petitions for a sick-time ballot measure last week, to hurt its chances...
  • UPDATED: Plakon steers $$$ into Lasso commission race, too

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood,¬†is getting involved in a contentious Orange County Commission race that has become a proxy fight between two of Central Florida's most powerful politicians. Last week, Plakon's CCE, Floridians for...
  • Outside group begins attacking Soto in competitive Senate race

     
    An outside group known only as “Progressives” has begun attacking state Rep. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, who is campaigning for an open Senate seat against Republican personal-injury lawyer Will McBride. The group, which was only formed a week...
  • Former Sentinel columnist, Jacobs advisor lands job with Jeb Bush

     
    Former Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Thomas, who had recently taken a job as a top adviser to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, has left to take a post with the education foundation run by past Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. As a top voice for the Sentinel,...
  • Teresa Jacobs, social media on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    In public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs visits “Central Florida Spotlight” to discuss the importance of social media in reaching out to the community. WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer explains...
  • Orange County government website lands top award

     
    Orange County government has long maintained a top website, just take a look here. But this year it topped all of its peers, taking the top prize in The Center for Digital Goverment's Best of the Web awards for all counties nationwide. Sure, this is...
  • Jacobs thanks workers, labor group just wants fair sick-time vote

     
    As she does on most holidays, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs wished local workers a happy Labor Day today. The mayor looks forward to “another season filled with productivity and many proud accomplishments.” That's not exactly what a labor-...
  • Small business survey: mandatory sick time not critical issue

     
    A recent small business survey by the powerful National Federation of Independent Business found that mandatory sick leave was not a critical concern, although fear of government action and “unreasonable regulations” ranked high. The survey...
  • Former Mayor Chapin to Jacobs: hold ‘fair, open’ vote on sick time

     
    Supporters behind a sick pay ballot measure released a statement today by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin that has her asking commissioners and current Mayor Teresa Jacobs not to “derail” the political process by offering a last-...