Kane Discusses Making Decision To Run For Mayor, Getting Into Politics
Former WWE Champion and Knox County Mayor Glenn “Kane” Jacobs was recently interviewed by Yahoo! Sports. During the interview, Kane discussed making the decision to run for Mayor, when he got interested in politics, and why he had initially decided not to get into politics.
Here are the highlights:
Why he decided to run for Mayor:
About four years ago, I literally woke up one day — as weird as that sounds — and if I say I’m going to do something, I have to do it. The mayor at the time was term-limited, so I was able to run for an open seat. I loved the idea of the mayor’s position because you have a lot of influence at the local level. An idea and plan started coalescing in my head. I talked with my family, prayed over it and finally decided to do it.
When he got interested in politics:
I started getting more and more interested in government and politics right when I got out of college and then as I got a little bit older. I never looked at myself as someone who was going to run for office, but I started to dabble with the idea about 10 years ago. I started paying attention to things more, started to meet people.
Why he had initially decided to get into politics:
I had initially decided I was never going to do it because unfortunately, elections and politics in general, it can be dark. Putting your family out there and that sort of thing. For me, I was already somewhat in the public eye, so that wasn’t that big of an adjustment as someone who isn’t. It is in a different way in WWE. We take our criticism, but in politics, people just want to say things for whatever reason.