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.

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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.


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