What do you see as the major role of the coroner?
To have a thorough examination of the deceased to determine and verify the cause of death.
Why do you want to run for coroner?
Being in law enforcement, I have been in on a few autopsies. I find them to be very interesting along with the answers the body can give to the cause of death.
Why do you think you’re the best candidate for the job?
I am sure each candidate would bring their own unique qualities to the coroner’s office. As for me, I would be thorough in my death investigations (autopsies) and along with the pathologist determine the cause, time and by what means a death occurred.
If elected, what part of the job do you look forward to the most?
I don’t know that I look forward to it, but it is part of doing this job — in a tragic situation to give grieving families the answers they deserve to the cause of death of their loved ones in order to give the family as much closure as possible.
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Name: Mark Holt
Occupation: Officer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and bus driver for Seymour Community School Corp.
Previous political experience: Vice chairman of the board at Seymour First Wesleyan Church