American Samoa Resources

Population: ca 56,000 (2010)

Filing deadline: Sep. 1, 2018.

Primary: Nov. 6; runoff Nov. 20, 2018.

American Samoa is a group of islands in the Pacific. It has been a US territory since 1900.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Ame­rican Samoa sends one Representative without a vote to the House. It does not participate in Presidential elections, but does send delegates to the major parties’ National Conventions. All elections in American Samoa are formally non-partisan.

Aumua Amata Radewagen

Representative: Aumua Amata Radewagen (R)
Committees: Natural Resources, Small Business, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Aumua Amata Radewagen

Rating, Jan 7, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
Congressional aide and international election observer Aumua Amata Radewagen (b.1947) defeated the incumbent Democrat in 2014 with 42%. She has run in every Congressional election since 1994 and won in 2014 only because the Left’s votes were distributed among several candidates. However, she was reelected in 2016 with 75%.

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TERRITORIAL LEVEL

Lolo Moliga

Governor: Lolo Moliga (I)

Other nominee: ?
Independent nominee: ?

Rating Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 7, 2017:
Teacher, businessman, Development Bank CEO and Territorial Senator Lolo Moliga (b.1949) was first elected in 2012 and was relected in 2016 with 60%.

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Lemanu Mauga

Lieutenant Governor: Lemanu Mauga (I)

Other nominee: ?
Independent nominee: ?

Rating Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 21, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected on the same ticket as the Governor. Moliga chose veteran and Territorial Senator Lemanu Mauga (b.1959 or 1960).

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Territorial Senate: 18, elected by and from local Chiefs (nonpartisan). Term: 4 years. Elections in 2020.
Territorial House: 21 (nonpartisan). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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