Six Candidates File Papers For Am. Samoa Gubernatorial Race

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Five candidates to compete for U.S. House of Representatives

By Fili Sagapolutele

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (The Samoa News, Sept. 2, 2012) – Six teams for the gubernatorial race and five candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives race have filed election papers for the November 6th general election in American Samoa.

It was 4:30p.m. Saturday when registration of candidates closed with the final list of registered candidates released around 1a.m. Sunday.

Chief Election Officer, Soliai Tuipine says the final day of registration went smoothly although a lot of candidates in the territorial House race showed on the final day of registration.

All six gubernatorial teams, who have already made public their intent to run for office, filed the necessary paperwork. Candidates for the office of governor and lieutenant governor are:

In the race for Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives there are three female candidates: Aumua Amata, Rosie Tago Lancaster and Fatumalala Leulua'iali'i Al-Shehri. The male candidates are incumbent Faleomavaega Eni, hoping for a 13th consecutive term and Kereti Matautia Jr.

Samoa News will report in Tuesday’s edition, more details for this year’s general election including the grace period to file challenges.

Any changes from the weekend will be in Tuesday’s edition.

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