Kane won his bid for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee on Tuesday. He is set to take office on Saturday, September 1. There's no word yet on how the new gig will affect his time with WWE but he's been working a limited schedule for some time now, especially during the campaign.
The Knox County website has updated their election results now that all 89 precincts have reported and Kane won with 66.39%, or 51,804 votes. Kane's challenger, Democrat Linda Haney, earned 33.61% of the vote, or 26,224 votes. Kane, who ran as a Republican, gave his victory speech after early voting results were announced but Haney still had not conceded, despite Kane declaring victory due to the large lead in early voting tallies, according to KnoxNews.com.
Below is WWE's congratulatory announcement
According to WATE.com in Knoxville, Kane has been elected Mayor of Knox County, Tenn., tonight, capping a path to office that began over a year ago for the former WWE Champion. Kane came away with a strong political victory following a narrow victory in the primary election two months ago. Congratulations to Kane on his election!