Glenn Jacobs next Knox County mayor; Tom Spangler wins sheriff nod

(WVLT) -- Republican nominee Glenn Jacobs has won the Knox County Mayoral election.

A WVLT News crew reported Jacobs arrived at the Crown Plaza around 7:30 p.m., which served as the Republican headquarters for election night.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting by 10 p.m., the Republican nominee received 51,804 votes to his Democratic opponent Linda Haney's 26,224.

Jacobs applauded Haney for running a campaign for county mayor that's hard to win as a Democrat.

The county released votes on its website and on this backup document.

Any other questions? Call the Knox County Election Commission at 865-215-2480, or visit their website.

Learn more about the governor's race and other state primaries here.

What's on the ballot:



Knox County mayoral race:
Glenn Jacobs
Glenn Jacobs, WINNER
Glenn Jacobs, a former WWE wrestler, says he is committed to keeping taxes low, quality of education, attracting new jobs to the area, improving roads and infrastructure, full transparency, safety communities and limited government.


Glenn Jacobs
Linda Haney, Democratic Primary Winner
Linda Haney says she's dedicating to keeping Knox County citizens informed. Haney wants to support the school board and education, and hopes to see the community school model expanded. She also wants to attract new business and focus on fixing infrastructure.

Sheriff's race:

Tom Spangler, WINNER
Tom Spangler touts his experience in the Air Force and law enforcement. Spangler says he established the Knox County Sheriff's regional training academy and an aviation unit, and hopes to embrace progress in the Sheriff's Office through training, technology and tactics.


No democratic candidate qualified for the sheriff's race

What else is on the ballot:
-County Commission, District 3
-County Commission, District 7
-County Commission, Seat 10
-County Commission, Seat 11
-County Trustee
-Sheriff
-Circuit Court Clerk
-Criminal Court Clerk
-County Clerk
-Register of Deeds
-Board of Education, District 1
-Board of Education, District 4
-Board of Education District 6
-Board of Education, District 7
-Board of Education, District 9

Here's a list of all the candidates on the Knox County General Election/State Primary ballot.

Learn more about the Knox County Primary held May 1 here.