KNOXVILLE, TENN. – August 3, 2018 – Knox County Mayor-elect Glenn Jacobs celebrated his victory in the Knox County Mayoral Race last night after nearly a year and a half of campaigning.
In his victory address, Mayor-elect Jacobs reaffirmed his priorities of not raising taxes, improving education and expanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) and combatting the opioid epidemic with a whole-community approach. He also promised complete transparency from his administration.
“When I announced my candidacy last year, we debuted our campaign slogan, ‘Together We Win’ but it’s more than a slogan – it’s a philosophy,” Jacobs said. “It’s time to remind the community that the government works for them, not the other way around and when we all work together, we can make Knox County an incredible place to live and work.”
Mayor-elect Jacobs also made his first two appointments to his administration naming Bryan Hair as Chief of Staff and Rob Link as Director of Communications. Hair and Link will also serve as his transition team beginning Monday, August 6.
Bryan Hair was most recently a Vice President with Tennessee State Bank. Prior to banking, Hair worked with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, DC after working in the Knoxville field office to elect Bob Corker to the US Senate in 2006. He has received both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees from Carson-Newman in addition to a Master’s in Business Administration from UT-Chattanooga.
Rob Link oversaw all marketing, media and public relations for The Salvation Army’s Knoxville Area Command six county service area since 2010. Before going to The Salvation Army, Link was Public Relations/Talent Manager for DIY Network. During his seven year tenure there, oversaw PR campaigns for some of the network’s most popular shows and managed many of its talent. He was selected to Knoxville Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 class and is a graduate of Introduction Knoxville.
Jacobs the Republican Knox County Mayor Elect enjoyed a career with WWE spanning nearly 25 years has afforded Jacobs the opportunity to perform in front of millions of fans across the United States and in over 40 countries around the world but he has chosen East Tennessee as his home. He is a resident of East Tennessee of over 20 years and a small business owner. His business, Jacobs Insurance Associates, is the local champion of the Kindness Revolution, a national anti-bullying initiative. Along with his wife Crystal, he founded Kane’s Crusaders, a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing joy to the chronically ill teenagers of East Tennessee. Jacobs also serves on the advisory council at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as well as the board of the Halls/Powell Boys and Girls Club.