October 23, 2017 •

American Samoa House of Representatives Special Election

A special election to fill a vacancy in the American Samoa House of Representatives will be held on Tuesday October 24, 2017. Puleleliite Tufele Liamatua Jr. resigned over the summer to become the executive director of the American Samoa Telecommunications […]

A special election to fill a vacancy in the American Samoa House of Representatives will be held on Tuesday October 24, 2017.

Puleleliite Tufele Liamatua Jr. resigned over the summer to become the executive director of the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority.

Voters will cast ballots to fill the District No. 5, Sua 1 seat of the 21-person body.

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April 25, 2016 •

American Samoa Gov. Signs Executive Order Creating Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations

On April 19, American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga signed an executive order creating the Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations. The office was established to collaborate with the Legislature and Judiciary on constitutional amendments or other […]

Seal of American SamoaOn April 19, American Samoa Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga signed an executive order creating the Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations. The office was established to collaborate with the Legislature and Judiciary on constitutional amendments or other political status issues that may be presented as referendums to the voters of American Samoa in the November 2016 general elections or the elections in 2018, according to the Samoa News.

Issues facing the unincorporated territory of the United States include those of self-determination, citizenship with the United States, and immigration. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs awarded American Samoa $300,000 in technical assistance funds help create the office, according to Talanei.com.

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June 16, 2015 •

American Samoa Election Office Director to Become Territorial Senator

Tuaolo Manaia Fruean, the acting director of the American Samoa Election Office, is resigning in order to become a territorial senator. Fruean was selected by traditional leaders of the Pago Pago Village Council to fill the seat vacated by Mauga […]

Seal of American SamoaTuaolo Manaia Fruean, the acting director of the American Samoa Election Office, is resigning in order to become a territorial senator. Fruean was selected by traditional leaders of the Pago Pago Village Council to fill the seat vacated by Mauga Asuaga, according to Radio New Zealand. Asuaga became the secretary of Samoan Affairs in April.

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January 28, 2015 •

Special Election Called in American Samoa

On March 20, a special election will be held for the American Samoa House of Representative seat left vacant by the death of Lemapu Suiaunoa Talo. Lemapu, who had been in office for four years, ran in the November general […]

Seal of American SamoaOn March 20, a special election will be held for the American Samoa House of Representative seat left vacant by the death of Lemapu Suiaunoa Talo.

Lemapu, who had been in office for four years, ran in the November general election opposed by only one candidate, according to Marianas Variety. The deadline to file as a candidate for the office is February 6.

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November 17, 2014 •

American Samoa Delegate Election Results Confirmed

On November 13, the official election results for American Samoa confirmed Republican Aumua Amata won the congressional race over the incumbent Democrat, Congressman Eni Hunkin Faleomavaega. According to SamoaNews.com, of the 10,246 votes cast, Amata received 4,306 to Faleomavaega’s 3,157 […]

Seal of American SamoaOn November 13, the official election results for American Samoa confirmed Republican Aumua Amata won the congressional race over the incumbent Democrat, Congressman Eni Hunkin Faleomavaega. According to SamoaNews.com, of the 10,246 votes cast, Amata received 4,306 to Faleomavaega’s 3,157 votes. Faleomavaega has served 13 terms as the territory’s delegate to the U.S. Congress.

Amata, who is the first female delegate from American Samoa, begins her term in the nonvoting position when the new Congress convenes on January 3, 2015.

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