Mayor Glenn Jacobs

Before becoming Knox County Mayor in 2018, Glenn Jacobs had a successful professional wrestling career that spanned nearly 25 years. Though this afforded him the opportunity to perform in front of millions of fans across the United States and in over 40 countries around the world, Jacobs chose to make his home in East Tennessee over 20 years ago.

Jacobs has served on the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital advisory council and the board of the Halls/Powell Boys and Girls Club. Additionally, his small business, Jacobs Insurance Associates, became the local champion of the Kindness Revolution, a national anti-bullying initiative. And he, along with his wife Crystal, founded Kane’s Crusaders, a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing joy to chronically ill teenagers in East Tennessee.

Mayor Jacobs’ goals for his administration include keeping taxes low, finding efficiencies in government, supporting education and encouraging diversity.