Jack Knoxville is the first openly Transgender politician to run for office in Eastern, TN. His first run was in 2015 as an official “Write-in” Candidate for Knoxville City Mayor against Madeline Rogero, disrupting her plan to run unopposed.
In 2017, Jack threw his hat into the ring again and ran as one of 32 candidates vying for just 4 spots, in the largest race for Knoxville City Council. WATE News>
Jack is also an artist, activist, and entrepreneur and the founder of a 501c3 nonprofit called Trans Empowerment Project.
Trans Empowerment Project was founded in 2016 by Jack as a response to the lack of community resources available for the Trans community both locally and nationally.