Roth returns to work

  • photo courtesy of Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth sits Monday at his desk.

Mayor Mitch Roth returned to work today after suffering a heart attack Jan. 9 in Kona.

Roth’s doctors cleared him on Feb. 3 to return to work on a limited, part-time basis as he continues his recovery. He was released from the hospital on Jan. 20 and has been working from home on a minimal basis.


According to a statement from his office, Roth will gradually resume his full workload over the coming weeks.

It’s unclear when Roth will return full-time, but will alternate between his home and office in the meantime.


“I’m excited and, more importantly, ready to be back,” Roth said. “I feel much better and look forward to hitting the ground running. Our staff in the Mayor’s office has done a fantastic job ensuring that none of our projects or initiatives missed a beat in my absence, and I couldn’t feel more supported throughout my recovery.

“The aloha and prayers from the community were truly felt, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this community, island and county.”

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