LIHUE — Lenny Rapozo, director of the county Department of Parks and Recreation, has officially filed his papers for the upcoming mayoral race.
A Kauai High School graduate, Rapozo, who announced his decision to run for Kauai’s highest office in October, has nearly 30 years of experience in both state and county government, including in his current position. In March, over 100 supporters gathered during the opening of his campaign headquarters in Hanamaulu.
Rapozo is the latest to file papers for the race, following Debra Kekaualua, Mel Rapozo and Clint Yago. Kauai County Councilmembers Derek Kawakami and JoAnn Yukimura have both announced their mayoral bids, but have yet to officially file in the non-partisan race.
The primary election will be Aug. 11, with the general election on Nov. 6.
Nomination papers are available at the Elections Division office at 4386 Rice St., Suite 101. The last day to file nomination papers is June 5.
The last day to register to vote in the primary election is June 12.