2016 United States House of Representatives Election in American Samoa
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2016 United States House of Representatives Election in American Samoa

2016 United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa

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  Aumua Amata Radewagen congressional photo.jpg
Candidate Amata Coleman Radewagen Salu Hunkin-Finau
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 8,924 1,581
Percentage 75.4 13.4

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American Samoa's At-large congressional district

American Samoa Delegate to the United States House of Representatives before election

Amata Coleman Radewagen
Republican

Elected American Samoa Delegate to the United States House of Representatives

Amata Coleman Radewagen
Republican

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, to elect the non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including the larger American Samoa general election, as well as the nationwide 2016 United States House of Representatives elections and the 2016 United States general elections.

Incumbent Amata Coleman Radewagen, a Republican who had held the seat since 2015, successfully sought re-election to a second term.[1] Aumua Amata won re-election with 75.4% of votes cast, the highest number of votes for any elective office in the history of American Samoa.[2]

Background

In November 2014, Radewagen defeated 10-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Eni Faleomavaega in a crowded race for the seat.[3]

Candidates

Five candidates filed to run for election to American Samoa's lone seat in the United States House of Representatives: three women and two men.[1] All elections in American Samoa were officially non-partisan, though candidates have identified with a particular political party.

Democratic

Republican

Independents

Withdrew

  • Tua'au Kereti Mata'utia, withdrew from race on in July 2016[6]

Campaign

A congressional campaign forum, attended by all five candidates, was held at American Samoa Community College (ASCC) on October 6, 2016.[7]

Results

The general election took place on November 8, 2016, and Radewagen won with over 75% of the vote, according to official results.

American Samoa Delegate to the United States House of Representatives election, November 8, 2016[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amata Coleman Radewagen (inc.) 8,924 75.4
Democratic Salu Hunkin-Finau 1,581 13.4
Democratic Mapu Jamias 978 8.3
Democratic Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman 181 1.50
Independent Timothy Jones 171 1.40
Total votes 11,835 100
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Three for governor/lt governor, 5 for Congress, 62 for AS House". Talanei. September 2, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "AUMUA AMATA COLEMAN RADEWAGEN". University of Hawaii. Archived from the original on August 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Sagapolutele, Fili (November 5, 2014). "Aumua Amata is our new non-voting Delegate to the US House" (PDF). Samoa News. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Vaitinasa declares her candidacy for Congress". Talanei. June 15, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Retired Lt. Col Mapy Jamoas 6th Person To Declare for U.S. Congress". Samoa News. July 15, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Tua'au Kereti Mata'utia pulls out of race". Talanei. July 14, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Congressional candidates on US citizenship". Talanei. October 12, 2016. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Election Statistics, 1920 to Present". US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. September 11, 2001. Retrieved 2021.

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