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Funeral director to run for Forsyth coroner post
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A third candidate has joined the race for Forsyth County coroner.

Mark Musselwhite will vie with Mary Beth Pais and Harold “Hal” Bennett, all of whom are Republicans, for the position in the July 31 primary.

The contest will more than likely decide the next coroner, as no Democrats qualified to run.

The incumbent coroner, Lauren McDonald, is not seeking another term and is instead running for sheriff.

Musselwhite, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, said his qualifications and desire to serve the community make him the best person for the office.

“A lot of being a coroner is dealing with the people and working with them at a point in their life where they’ve lost a loved one,” Musselwhite said. “It goes hand in hand with my experience in the funeral industry.”