1977 American Samoan Gubernatorial Election
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1977 American Samoan Gubernatorial Election

Gubernatorial elections were held in American Samoa on 8 November 1977, with a run-off between the top two candidates on 22 November. Peter Tali Coleman was elected with 56% of the vote in the second round.[1]

Candidates

Former governor Peter Tali Coleman ran with Tufele Liamatua as his running mate for lieutenant governor. The territory's delegate at-large A. P. Lutali ran with Fof? Iosefa Fiti Sunia, a Senator. Former delegate at-large A. U. Fuimaono ran alongside Senator Lutu T. S. Fuimaono.[2]

Results

Candidate First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Peter Tali Coleman 2,358 40.3 3,326 55.9
A. P. Lutali 1,270 21.7 2,627 44.1
A. U. Fuimaono 955 16.3
Galeai Poumele 833 14.2
Leiato Tuli 387 6.6
Luis Lagarejos 54 0.9
Total 5,857 100 5,953 100
Source: Pacific Islands Monthly

References

  1. ^ Coleman Wins Election Highlights, 1 December 1977, p4
  2. ^ The line-up for top job in American Samoa Pacific Islands Monthly, October 1977, p10

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