Veteran WWE Superstar Kane (Glenn Jacobs) has announced his re-election bid for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
After officially announcing that he was getting into politics in March 20176, Jacobs won the Knox County, TN Republican primary for the mayoral election in 2018 with 36.09% of the vote, beating out two other candidates. He then won the 2018 Knox County, TN mayoral election with 66.39% of the vote, defeating Democratic challenger Linda Haney. He assumed office on September 1, 2018.
The next election is in 2022. The Republican primary will take place on May 3 of that year while the General Election is scheduled for August 4. Kane officially announced on Twitter that he is seeking re-election.
“It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as Knox County Mayor. Today, I am announcing that I will seek reelection. I would appreciate your support and your vote,” he wrote, linking to his full press release on Facebook.
Kane has not wrestled for WWE since a surprise appearance in the 2021 Royal Rumble Match this past January. Before that his last match was a WWE 24/7 Title change with current champion R-Truth at the September 16, 2019 RAW in Knoxville. His last regular match was teaming with The Undertaker for a loss to WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels and Triple H at Crown Jewel 2018.
Stay tuned for more on Mayor Kane. You can see his full re-election announcement below:
GLENN JACOBS WILL SEEK REELECTION FOR MAYOR IN 2022
Republican Knox County Mayor and WWE Icon has named campaign treasurer and will file election paperwork in December
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will file the necessary paperwork to officially claim his spot in the 2022 mayoral race seeking re-election for the county executive seat he has held since September 2018. Alexander Waters will serve as Campaign Treasurer with Jake Ogle assisting.
As Mayor, Jacobs has demonstrated strong, conservative leadership and focused on telling the rest of the world what Knox County citizens already know: Knox County is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. He has committed to creating opportunities for everyone to thrive in an engaged and vibrant community by prioritizing jobs, education and recreation.
Jacobs promises to fervently continue this work in the second term.
Of the candidacy, Jacobs said, “Four years ago, I pledged to stay true to my conservative values as Mayor. Nobody could have envisioned a pandemic and the economic shutdown that followed, but I’m proud Knox County has been able to weather the storm without a tax increase. By tightening our belt and making smart cuts, we balanced our budget while continuing to make forward-thinking investments in our community. If reelected, the public can expect four more years of leadership with conservative values top of mind.”
Prior to his election, Jacobs owned Jacob Insurance Associates and spent more than 20 years as a professional wrestler, most notably as WWE Superstar and three-time world champion Kane.
Jacobs and his wife of more than 25 years, Crystal, have lived in East Tennessee with their two daughters Arista and Devan who both work in the healthcare field, since 1995.
Of their move to Knox County in 2013, Jacobs said, “I was fortunate to travel the world in my previous job, but I visited this area, fell in love with it and never left. I’m honored to serve such an incredible community.”
For more information or to support the Glenn Jacobs for Mayor reelection campaign, visit JacobsForMayor.com.
The Republican primary is set to take place on May 3, 2022, with the General Election following on August 4, 2022. Anyone wishing to vote in the primary must be registered to vote by April 4, 2022.
It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as Knox County Mayor. Today, I am announcing that I will seek reelection. I would appreciate your support and your vote. https://t.co/4gdwAbL5Ct
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) March 22, 2021