Glenn “Kane” Jacobs has won the election for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, running as a Republican and defeating his Democratic opponent Linda Haney by 65%-35%.
Kane first publicly announced that he was “seriously considering” running for the mayoral seat in May of 2016. He won the Republican primary on May 1 of this year by just 24 votes.
His term will begin on September 1. Knox County mayors serve four-year terms, with a two-term limit.
New Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs addresses the crowd at the Crowne Plaza.
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Here’s a clip from his speech. pic.twitter.com/oeA85HefBp
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