1 more in mayoral race

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Lenny Rapozo

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.

  1. Lenny for mayor April 19, 2018 3:53 pm Reply

    Lenny has my vote, along with all the old guard on the west side. He could actually take this!! The other two guys are nothing like Lenny, a regular guy. He gonna win , just declare it already and save us this whole long drawn out process!!!

  2. Leilani August 20, 2018 8:34 pm Reply

    Lenny for Mayor

    “Lenny has my vote, along with the OLD GUARDS on the west side.”

    Haven’t you heard that we the people want CHANGE, how do we get change with the “same old same old’s?” We don’t want the OLD GUARDS anymore we want NEW SMARTER SUSTAINABLE GUARDS!

    They’re called “KIA’I” aka Protector’s. It’s time for the old to step aside and let the younger ones take over. The old guards have destroyed way too much of our islands already. Kanaloa is gone, destroyed and unlivable forever. Pohakuloa is 5x the area of Kanaloa aka Kahoolawe, poisoned with depleted uranium and other toxins. Our Mauna’s are being poisoned with the toxic cleaning fluids they use on those telescopes like mercury and it will eventually reach our water aquifers. Kauai has GMO issues that the people don’t want, but the good ole boys seem to want it against the people’s votes! That’s how F’ed up the Hawaii State Government is. Hawaii isn’t even a real STATE, not LEGALLY. There is no treaty of annexation, one country cannot annex another country without a TREATY and there was NO TREATY of Annexation.

    Saying there was would be like saying Japan annexed the USA and now the USA belongs to Japan. That is not a legal process, that should have never happened but it did because of the slowest snail mail and transportation in the world back then. All American’s should be ASHAMED of their Pilau Ways if that’s what they’re backing up, a stolen nation and imprisonment of our beloved queen.

    We don’t want our islands poisoned, by the same people who have been allowing this bs to happen over and over and over again. The Old School needs to step down and pass the baton to those who know what to do about your mistakes of the PAST.

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