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Changing the Culture

Government should work for us. That’s what Mayor Teresa Jacobs believes. That’s why she set out to remake the culture of Orange County government. Standing up to special interests, supporting ethics and attracting new jobs.

Mayor Teresa Jacobs was sworn into office in Orange County on January 4, 2011. She is known as a champion of ethics reform, and is a strong advocate of public participation in the governmental process. Prior to being elected Mayor, Jacobs served two terms as an Orange County Commissioner from 2000 to 2008. During her eight years in office, she was elected to numerous state and regional boards, which she still serves on as Orange County Mayor.

Her first priority as Mayor was to improve the culture of Orange County Government by establishing a set of core values: professionalism, integrity, strong work ethic, innovation, fairness and accountability. Mayor Jacobs is committed to giving citizens better access to open and responsive government services and building a fiscally conservative operation in which taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.

Under Mayor Jacobs’ leadership, Orange County has experienced unprecedented progress and smart growth through her deliberate domestic and international economic development strategy, which has yielded numerous opportunities and accomplishments for the Central Florida region. She remains focused on job creation and maintaining Orange County as the world’s best destination to live, learn, work, play and do business.

Mayor Jacobs graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a degree in economics and had a successful nine-year career in banking prior to entering politics. Mayor Jacobs and her husband Bruce have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of four young adults.

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Latest News:

Jacobs' Grassroots Support Stronger Than Ever - Apr 10th, 2014

March was a very successful month for Mayor Teresa Jacobs' re-election campaign, with nearly $75,000 in donations received. Of the 594 contributions, over 60% were $50 or...
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Jacobs doubles up Demings in March donations - Apr 10th, 2014

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs raised $74,000 last month, or nearly twice as much as her campaign rival Val Demings, according to recently released reports.

In a press...
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Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando Endorses Mayor Teresa Jacobs - Feb 27th, 2014

ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA, The Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando, recognized as the voice and leadership of the housing and building industry in Central Florida, has...
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Come on out to the Sign & BBQ Event - Feb 24th, 2014

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Where: Orange County Sportsman's Association

Demings Struggles with Facts as she Launches Campaign - Jan 13th, 2014

Orange County, Florida – Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings promoted and confirmed incorrect facts during the launch of her campaign in the non-partisan race for Mayor...
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