2012 United States House of Representatives Election in American Samoa
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2012 United States House of Representatives Election in American Samoa
American Samoa's At-large congressional district

The United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa, which contests American Samoa lone At-large congressional district, was held on November 6, 2012. The non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives is elected for two-year terms; the winner, incumbent Rep. Eni Faleomavaega of the Democratic Party, will serve in the 113th Congress from January 3, 2013 until January 3, 2015. Faleomavaega has held the seat since 1989.

Candidates

All elections in American Samoa are officially non-partisan, though candidates do identify with a particular political party. Three candidates sought election for Delegate to the U.S. House in 2010.[1]

American Samoa Governor Togiola Tulafono, who is term-limited and cannot seek re-election, declined to run for the U.S. House seat in 2012.[2] Tulafono announced his decision to forgo the congressional race on his weekly radio show.[2] [3]

Election results, American Samoa's At-large Congressional District, November 6, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (incumbent) 7,221 55.20
Republican Amata Coleman Radewagen 4,420 33.80
Democratic Kereti Mata'utia Jr. 438 3.30
Independent Rosie F. Tago Lancaster 697 5.30
Total votes 13,076 100
Democratic hold Swing {{{swing}}}

References

  1. ^ "Prospective lawmakers in American Samoa revealed". Radio New Zealand International. 2010-09-03. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "American Samoa's Togiola rules out running for US Congress". Radio New Zealand International. 2012-02-05. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Togiola declares he will not run for Delegate's seat". Samoa News. 2012-02-05. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .

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