Sources from the City County Building have reported that Knox County Republican Party Chairman Ray H. Jenkins is telling individuals that he will be the next Criminal Court Judge to succeed Richard Baumgartner. He points to his coordination of the Republican wins in 2010 and delivering the large percentage of Knox County for Bill Haslam as Governor in August 2010. Governor Haslam will ultimately appoint Baumgartner's replacement after a judicial commitee narrows the applicants to 3 candidates for the Governor to choose. Apparently individuals in the courthouse over the last day or two are are now calling Jenkins, Judge. He is the son of the late Criminal Court Judge Ray Lee Jenkins.