Kane Expected to Run for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2017

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Big Red Monster Kane during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Glenn Jacobs, better known as WWE's Kane, has reportedly filed paperwork that indicates he plans to run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. 

According to WCYB, Jacobs submitted formal campaign documents March 1 that disclosed he had hired a treasurer to assist with his pursuit of the mayoral post. 

In May 2016, Jacobs said he was mulling a bid for mayor because incumbent Tim Burchett's term limit was set to expire in 2018 and he wanted to find ways to positively impact Knox County. 

"I think the most important thing is I care very deeply about this community, like a lot of people do," he said, per WBIR.com's Mike Donila. "And that's the only reason I would consider getting into any sort of government because I do care very deeply."

Jacobs, who reportedly identifies as a Republican, is expected to have stiff competition in the Knox County mayoral race. 

WCYB noted Knox County Commissioner Bob Thomas and Democrat Tracy Clough both took the same procedural steps as Jacobs and filed paperwork confirming they had also hired campaign treasurers. 

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