Glenn Jacobs (WWE’s Kane) is officially running for a second term as mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
Jacobs announced on Monday that he’s named a campaign treasurer and will be filing the paperwork to run for re-election. The Republican primary will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. The general election will take place on Thursday, August 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,” Jacobs wrote.
Jacobs also said in a statement: “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.”
After narrowly winning the Republican primary, Jacobs easily defeated his Democratic opponent in 2018 to be elected to his first term as mayor of Knox County.
As Kane, Jacobs made an appearance for WWE as an entrant in this January’s men’s Royal Rumble match. Jacobs announced that he was donating his pay for the appearance to the Knox County Mayor’s Applied Technology Scholarship Fund for TCAT (Tennessee College of Applied Technology) Knoxville.