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Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs gets unopposed Republican primary win in mayoral race

Jacobs will move on to the general election on August 4.

Glenn "Kane" Jacobs has released a statement following his victory in the 2022 Republican primary election for Mayor of Knox County.

Jacobs was running unopposed and brought in 24,675 votes. He will now move on to the general election on August 4 where he will be running against the winner of the Democrat primary, Debbie Helsley. 

Jacobs released a statement regarding his victory on social media. 

“Now more than ever, we must stand strong to defend our conservative values, and as your Mayor, that’s exactly what I will do. I’m humbled by your support and thank each of you for entrusting me to be your Republican nominee, and together, we will win in August to ensure Knox County remains the best place to live, work and raise a family.” 

Jacobs won the 2018 Republican primary by only 17 votes. He then won the general election handily, garnering over 66% of the vote and defeating Democrat candidate, Linda Haney.