Roth defeats Marzo in Hawaii County mayoral race

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Mitch Roth talks with his wife, Noriko Roth, center and Audrey Takamine while waiting for election results in Hilo.

LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Ikaika Marzo addresses supporters Tuesday evening at the Kona Country Club.

Prosecutor Mitch Roth beat political newcomer Ikaika Marzo late Tuesday in the race to be the next mayor of Hawaii County.