Knox County GOP Chair to Resign, Seek Judgeship

Knox County Republican Party Chairman Ray H. Jenkins plans to resign from his position next week to become a candidate for the circuit court vacancy created by Judge Wheeler Rosenbalm’s retirement, Knox News reports. "The judicial canon holds a judicial candidate to the same standards as a judge. I cannot hold an office in a political party. I'm interpreting that to mean as soon as I put in an application that will pretty much be my date" to leave the party office, Jenkins said Thursday.