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Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Salo Ale
10th Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa

January 3, 2021
GovernorPeleti Mauga
Peleti Mauga
17th Attorney General of American Samoa

January 28, 2014 - February 19, 2020
GovernorLolo Matalasi Moliga
Afoa Moega Lutu
Mitzie Jessop Taase (acting)
Personal details
Born
Eleasalo Va'alele Ale

American Samoa
Political partyDemocratic
EducationTruman 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.[1]

Early life and education

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.[2]

Career

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.[3] He joined another bipartisan group of attorneys general supporting the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act of 2017.[4]

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.[5]

Ale serves as the chair of the task force countering the COVID-19 pandemic in American Samoa.[6]

References

  1. ^ "American Samoa's AG to resign from post to pursue politics". RNZ. 2020-01-13. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Biography". legal-affairs. Archived from the original on June 7, 2020. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "New Mexico A.G. Balderas Seeks Congressional Support for Autism Services". Targeted News Service. August 28, 2019 – via NewsBank.
  4. ^ "All 56 State Attorneys General Call for Passage of Rep. Bustos-Led Bill to Root Out Workplace Sexual Harassment". Targeted News Service. February 14, 2018 – via NewsBank.
  5. ^ "Lemanu Sialega Mauga on track to be next American Samoa Governor". RNZ. 2020-11-05. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Inter-Samoa flights on the cards again". Radio New Zealand. December 24, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney General of American Samoa
2014-2020
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
2021-present
Incumbent

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