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Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs re-elected as mayor of Knox County

The WWE Hall of Famer has won a second term as mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.
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Glenn "Kane" Jacobs will remain mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. 

Jacobs was declared the winner of the Knox County mayoral race just past 10 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, night, earning a second term as mayor of Knox County. 

A Republican, the incumbent Jacobs defeated Democratic rival Debbie Helsley. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Jacobs held a 4,400-vote edge over Helsley with 63 percent of the vote counted, enough to project Jacobs as the winner. 

Jacobs tweeted: 

"THANK YOU Knox County for electing me to serve a second term as your mayor. I am so grateful for the support you have shown me and my family throughout my campaign for re-election, and will continue to do all I can to serve you to the best of my ability."

Speaking at an election results watch party in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday night, Jacobs said: “I promise you, and I don't make many promises because they're hard to keep. But I do promise you that I will continue to work hard every day for the brightest future possible for our Knox County.”