Aloha, Harry: Hawaii Island mayor leaves office after decades of public service

Photo by Martha Rodillas Outgoing Mayor Harry Kim is all smiles while sitting at his desk Thursday, backed by his office staff.

When Mitch Roth, the county prosecutor of eight years, takes the oath of office as mayor of Hawaii County on Monday, it will likely close the book on the public life of Mayor Harry Kim, a man who has dedicated his entire adult life to public service.