Kane is looking for reelection in Knox County.
Since September of 2018, Glenn Jacobs, best known in WWE as Kane, has been the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
Through that time, he has sporadically continued his professional wrestling career, including a memorable -- even if not for the most positive reasons -- tag team match at Crown Jewel in 2018 where he teamed with the Undertaker against Shawn Michaels and Triple H.
Today, Jacobs announced on Facebook that he is looking for reelection in Knox County. You can see the full 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.
Kane’s last championship WWE was the WWE 24/7 Championship which has been held by everybody from The Gobbledy Gooker to Bad Bunny. You can see the full history of the championship at this link.