Adams County’s current Deputy Coroner plans to run for the top job in next year’s election.

Scott Graham made it official Tuesday afternoon that he is entering the Republican primary next March for Adams County Coroner.

Graham, a native of Camp Point, has been in the funeral home industry for 30 years and served as Deputy Coroner in Morgan County before being appointed to his present position.

Graham is the first candidate to announce for next year’s race to replace incumbent coroner John Myers, who is not running for reelection.

Myers was elected in 2018 to serve the last two years of the unexpired term of Jim Keller, who resigned in July of 2018.