Epilogue: Lorena Jaeb’s philanthropy, political influence key for Hillsborough Republicans

Lorena Jaeb was like Ronald Reagan -- everybody liked her. My epilogue for @TB_Times

  • At parties, her late husband would crack jokes as he waited at the door because she took so long to say her goodbyes.
  • At Mrs. Jaeb’s instigation, she and her husband helped fund local and state candidates at a time when Democrats still dominated Florida.
  • It’s that quality that helped Lorena Jaeb build the Republican Party in Hillsborough County and become an enduring figure in political circles nationally.
  • Her son John Jaeb now serves as part of the Straz Center’s foundation, Lisi said.
  • TAMPA – Lorena Jaeb never met a stranger.

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@sara_dinatale: “Lorena Jaeb was like Ronald Reagan — everybody liked her. My epilogue for @TB_Times”


TAMPA — Lorena Jaeb never met a stranger.


Epilogue: Lorena Jaeb’s philanthropy, political influence key for Hillsborough Republicans

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