2016 American Samoa Gubernatorial Election
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2016 American Samoa Gubernatorial Election
2016 American Samoa gubernatorial election

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Nominee Lolo Matalasi Moliga Faoa Aitofele Sunia
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Alliance Democrat Democrat
Running mate Lemanu Peleti Mauga Larry Sanitoa
Popular vote 7,235 4,305
Percentage 60.2% 35.8%

Governor before election

Lolo Matalasi Moliga

Elected Governor

Lolo Matalasi Moliga

The 2016 American Samoa gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 2016, coinciding with the 2016 United States presidential elections and other US elections.

The incumbent, Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga sought re-election. Moliga won re-election, defeating Faoa Aitofele Sunia, 60.2% to 35.8%, while Tuika Tuika received 4.0% of the vote.[1]

All American Samoan elections are officially nonpartisan, although both Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Faoa Aitofele Sunia affiliate themselves with the Democratic Party and Tuika Tuika affiliates with the Republican Party.


  • Tuika Tuika, accountant and candidate for governor in 2008, affiliated with the Republican Party
  • Running mate: Iuni Maeva, veteran[4]


Unofficial election results, American Samoa gubernatorial election, November 8, 2016[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Lolo Matalasi Moliga (Incumbent) 7,235 60.2
Nonpartisan Faoa Aitofele Sunia 4,305 35.8
Nonpartisan Tuika Tuika 484 4.0
Total votes 12,024 100.00


  1. ^ a b "General Election 2016 Results Governor and Lt. Governor November 8, 2016 - Unofficial" (PDF). American Samoa Government - Election Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 16, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Lolo Moliga standing again in American Samoa". Radio New Zealand. June 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Faoa & Sanitoa kicks off quest for leadership". Talanei.com. June 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Tuika Tuika & Iuni Maeva in the race". Talanei.com. September 14, 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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