Teresa Jacobs

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Teresa Jacobs
Mayor of Orange County
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded byRichard Crotty
Personal details
BornBaltimore, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bruce Jacobs
ResidenceOrange County, Florida
Alma materFlorida State University
WebsiteCampaign Website
 
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Teresa Jacobs
Mayor of Orange County
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded byRichard Crotty
Personal details
BornBaltimore, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bruce Jacobs
ResidenceOrange County, Florida
Alma materFlorida State University
WebsiteCampaign Website

Teresa Jacobs (born in Baltimore, Maryland) is the current mayor of Orange County, Florida. The Board of County Commissioners is led by the Mayor of Orange County. Teresa Jacobs was sworn in as the Mayor of Orange County on January 4, 2011. Previously she represented district 1 on the Orange County Board of County Commissioners from 2000-2008.

Early life, education, and family[edit]

Teresa Jacobs was raised in Miami and Jupiter, Florida. She is a graduate of Florida State University, graduating Cum laude with a degree in economics. Teresa Jacobs is married to Bruce. They have four children together.

Early business career[edit]

Teresa Jacobs moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1981. She was Assistant Vice President of National Bank of Georgia, Atlanta from 1981-1989.[1]

Political career[edit]

Teresa Jacobs represented District 1 on the Board of County Commissioners, which encompasses southwest Orange County from Winter Garden to Hunter's Creek. She was elected in 2000, re-elected in 2004, and stepped down in 2008 due to term limits. Jacobs was credited with taking on special interests, championing new ethics rules for Orange County elected officials, and successfully strengthening local laws to prevent school overcrowding. She was elected President of the Florida Association of Counties (2007).[1]

2010 Orange County Mayor campaign[edit]

On January 26, 2010, Teresa Jacobs announced that she plan to run for Mayor of Orange County. Jacobs was the last candidate to enter the race. She was opposed by Bill Segal, Linda Stewart, and Matthew Falconer. On August 24, 2010, Linda Stewart (19%) and Matthew Falconer (15%) were eliminated in the primary election. Teresa Jacobs (42%) and Bill Segal (22%) both advanced to the general election in a run off. In the general election on November 2, 2010, Teresa Jacobs resoundingly defeated Bill Segal, 68% - 32%, despite being out fund raised 2-1.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Orange County Commission District 1 2000
PartyCandidateVotesPercentage
RepublicanTeresa Jacobs11,55468%
RepublicanBob Freeman (incumbent)4,61027%
RepublicanMike McEvers8264%
Totals16,990100%
Orange County Commission District 1 2004
PartyCandidateVotesPercentage
RepublicanTeresa Jacobs (Unopposed)N/AN/A%
Orange County Mayor 2010
PartyCandidateVotesPercentage
RepublicanTeresa Jacobs164,20768%
DemocraticBill Segal78,47632%
Totals243,683100%

Current or Previous State and Regional Boards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Campaign bio page
  2. ^ [2] November 03, 2010 By David Damron, Orlando Sentinel

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