His Roots


Leonard “Lenny” Aloysius Rapozo Jr. is a 53 year old local boy who grew up on the island of Kaua'i.  He spent his early childhood days in Hanama'ulu and then later moved to Lihue as a teenager. 

Lenny is the son of Leonard "Leo" Rapozo, Sr. (deceased) and Laola Peahu Rapozo and his grandparents the late Louis and Alice Rapozo Jr. and Sam and Daisy Peahu Sr.  He has four sisters - Allison (Kane) Pa, Jewel Rapozo, Monica (Dana) Fatu and Rona (Reuben Yadao) Oana.

Lenny attended Wilcox Elementary School which is where he had his first experience at running for office.   He was elected as student body president with his first campaign slogan “When you look at the stars so bright, vote for kid dynamite!” Who would have known that his first dab into the political world would lead him to this path.


Lenny graduated from Kaua'i High School in 1983 where he was an outstanding athlete playing volleyball and basketball for the Red Raiders. He then spent the next 4 years in Claremont, California where he attended Pitzer College and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Lenny is married to the former Janine Zaima, who is the youngest of 5 daughters to Arthur (deceased) and Margie Michioka Zaima.  Lenny and Janine have 2 children - Machaela (23) and Kelsen (12).  

It was Lenny's years away from Kaua'i when he realized that there was no where else on earth that could compare with this special place that he called "home".  After returning to Kaua'i, Lenny entered into public service and has been a government employee for the last 30 years.  He has committed his entire career to serving our community at both the State and County level.