I came home from work today and found a pamphlet for Teresa Jacobs and a petition form to get Jacobs on the ballot in August for Orange County Mayor. I am excited to finally see a candidate for the race that is replacing Rich Crotty. While I had heard of Jacobs before, I was unaware that she was running for the office of mayor, and reviewing her pamphlet, and subsequently, her website, I realize her pamphlet says more about her then the website, or atleast delivers the information in a better way. Looking at her website, I can't see to find a clear answer as to who she is. I only find campaign generalities and minor details, but I figure that is a given, and I see her website states that there will be more details to come in the near future.
Her pamphlet is a lot more concise and skips the flavorful language. Her resume seems impressive, apart from her once held title of President of the Orange County Homeowners Association Alliance - it is well known that I have a strong distaste for HOAs, and the fact that she held the top position of an association for associations doesn't sit well for me, but, the rest of her titles held somewhat balance it out... somewhat. The most important piece of information, in my opinion, is under the "Wife, Mom, and Economic and financial Professional" heading, where she states her education (Cum Laude in Economics from FSU), business experience (Bank Investment Department Manager), position with the Florida Department of Transportation (Model Planning Manager), and personal information such as family and church - Holy Family Catholic Church, which also happens to be my parrish.
So far, I like what I hear of Jacobs, and so I think I will giver her a chance by signing the petition. Maybe I'll order a yard sign, but for now, I'll take things slowly. I just hope she updates her site soon to have more concrete information.