|10th Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa|
January 3, 2021
|17th Attorney General of American Samoa|
January 28, 2014 - February 19, 2020
|Governor||Lolo Matalasi Moliga|
|Afoa Moega Lutu|
|Mitzie Jessop Taase (acting)|
Eleasalo Va'alele Ale
|Education||Truman State University (BA)|
Drake University (JD)
Eleasalo Va'alele "Salo" Ale is an American Samoan attorney serving as the 10th lieutenant governor of American Samoa. He previously served as Attorney General of American Samoa from 2014 to 2020. On January 13, 2020, Ale resigned as attorney general to pursue politics.
Ale was born in American Samoa and attended Marist Brothers High School. He left American Samoa to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Truman State University in Missouri and a Juris Doctor from the Drake University Law School in Iowa.
After earning his undergraduate degree, Ale worked as a legislative assistant to then-U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. After law school, he served as a clerk for Judge James Burns on the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. For 17 years, Ale worked as an attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis. Ale was nominated to serve as the 10th Attorney General of American Samoa in 2014 by then-Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga.
As Attorney General, he and a bipartisan group of attorneys general supported the 2019 extension of the Autism CARES Act of 2014. He joined another bipartisan group of attorneys general supporting the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017.
He resigned from his position in 2020, citing an interest in seeking another elective office. Ale and Mauga placed first in the November general election. Ale assumed office as Lieutenant Governor on January 3, 2021.