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American Samoa => Samoan Sports and Celebrities => Topic started by: ipacific on January 12, 2009, 02:34:24 PM

Title: Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono --Governor of American Samoa
Post by: ipacific on January 12, 2009, 02:34:24 PM
Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono (born 1947) from Aunu'u Island, a graduate of Samoana High School, and Univeristy educated in the USA, is the Governor of American Samoa. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

He had previously served as Lieutenant Governor, since January 1997 . He was Lieutenant Governor when, on March 26, 2003, Governor Tauese Pita Fiti Sunia died. Tulifono became Acting Governor, and officially became Governor on April 7, 2003. He was reelected to a full 4-year term in the November 2004 elections.

In the first round of elections on November 2, 2004, Tulafono received 48.4% of the vote. In the second round on November 16, Tulafono defeated Afoa Moega Lutu, who had run against him for the position of Lieutenant Governor in 2000, by a vote of 56%-44%. (