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CONGRESSMAN KAHELE STATEMENT ON HOSPITALIZATION OF HAWAIʻI ISLAND MAYOR ROTH

January 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) issued the following statement today regarding the hospitalization of Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Mitch Roth:

“I would like to extend my prayers and well wishes to Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Mitch Roth for a full and speedy recovery,” said Congressman Kahele. “We also extend our aloha to his wife Noriko and their entire family who are supporting him at home.

“I want to thank the doctors and staff of the North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital as well as the Hilo Medical Center for their quick actions to aid Mayor Roth. The Hilo Medical Center’s interventional cardiology program and cardiac catheterization laboratory provides crucial care for those in need. We are deeply grateful for the important life saving work they do every day.”

While Mayor Roth is recovering, Hawaiʻi County Managing Director, Lee Lord is acting mayor.

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