Perkins named Graham County Chief Deputy County Attorney

Photo Courtesy GCAO: C. Allan Perkins has been named Graham County Chief Deputy County Attorney.

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

SAFFORD – Which once was old is new again.

In December 2010, C. Allan Perkins resigned from being Graham County Chief Deputy County Attorney to take the same position in Apache County. L. Scott Bennett was chosen as his replacement, and, in 2020, Bennett was elected as Graham County Attorney. Perkins returned to the Graham County Attorney’s Office in January, and, with former Graham County Chief Deputy County Attorney Scott Adams leaving his position for another job in the private sector, Perkins has resumed a regular role he served well. 

On Monday, the Graham County Board of Supervisors approved a request from Graham County Attorney L. Scott Bennett to promote Allan Perkins to Graham County Chief Deputy County Attorney.

“I am pleased to announce that Allan Perkins has been promoted to the position of Chief Deputy at the Graham County Attorney’s Office,” said County Attorney L. Scott Bennett in an email. “Since the departure of Scott Adams, Allan has been serving in the position on an interim basis.  Yesterday, the Graham County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved my request to appoint Allan as the Chief Deputy.” 

Photo Courtesy GCAO: C. Allan Perkins

“As you may know, Allan has previously served as the Chief Deputy not only here in Graham County, but in Apache County as well. While working as the Chief Deputy here in Graham County, Allan was recognized by APAAC as the prosecutor of the year. Prior to rejoining the Graham County Attorney’s Office in January 2021, Allan had been serving as a Judge in Apache County.  He is an incredible asset to our office, and I personally wanted to not only congratulate him but thank him for his service to our community and accepting this position.” 

After graduating from law school at the University of Wyoming, Perkins began practicing law in Arizona in 1993. 

After serving in the Graham County Attorney’s Office for 14.5 years, Perkins took his talents to Apache County in December 2010 to serve as that county’s chief deputy county attorney. 

Perkins was serving as Apache County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem when he resigned effective Jan. 22 in order to return to the Graham County Attorney’s Office.  

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