Election Q & A Coroner: Mark Holt

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.

Mark Holt

Name: Mark Holt

Age: 49

Hometown: Seymour

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