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.

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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.

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“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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