The Adams County Board has reported that John Myers II has been appointed as Adams County Coroner.
The board reported that on Sunday, the Adams County Republican Central Committee recommended to the County Board that Myers fill the vacancy of Adams County Coroner created by Jim Keller’s resignation last month.
The board stated that during the 2018 election, the Coroner’s position will be on the ballot for the unexpired two-year term of the four-year term. Mr. Myers will be the Republican candidate.
“After Mr. Keller submitted his letter of resignation, we began discussions with the Republican Central Committee to find a qualified individual to appoint who would be available on such short notice,” stated Les Post, Chairman of the Adams County Board.
According to state statute, an open elected office must be filled by a candidate from the same party. Mr. Post added, “John expressed interest, and we felt his knowledge of law enforcement and experience as a Deputy Coroner would be instrumental in restoring the public’s confidence in the Coroner’s office.”
The board stated that over the course of 30 years, he previously served as deputy coroner, chief deputy coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and as an Emergency Management Agency (EMA) volunteer. He was also an investigator with the Quincy-Adams County Major Case Investigation Division. Myers is retired from a career as a radio and telecommunications specialist, and he currently resides in Quincy.
“I look forward to serving the people of Adams County, not only from a taxpayer standpoint but also for the families that are faced with the unfortunate circumstances leading up to dealing with the Coroner’s office,” stated Myers. “We’re going to put the past behind us and tackle the office with an eye on the future by reviewing policies and procedures and implementing improvements where possible. This will not be an overnight occurrence, but rather we’ll chip away at it one day at a time.”
Mr. Myers will be sworn into office on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 1a at the Adams County Courthouse.