2020 American Samoa gubernatorial election
The 2020 American Samoa gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 2020, coinciding with the 2020 United States presidential elections and other United States elections. Incumbent Governor of American Samoa Lolo Matalasi Moliga was not eligible for reelection due to term limits. In American Samoa, gubernatorial candidates run on a non-partisan basis and as a slate together with their Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa candidate.
In the 2020 election, the previous lieutenant governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga was elected governor and the former attorney general, Salo Ale, was elected lieutenant governor with more than 60 percent of the vote.
- Gaoteote Palaie Tofau, President of the American Samoa Senate
- Iʻaulualo Faʻafetai Talia, executive director of the American Samoa Government's Employee Retirement Fund
- Running mate: Tapaʻau Dr. Dan Mageo Aga, director of the American Samoa Government's Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations
- Lemanu Peleti Mauga, Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
- Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua, state senator and former Speaker of the American Samoa House of Representatives
Fatumalala L. A. Al-Shehri, Independent candidate for American Samoa's at-large congressional district in 2012, had announced plans to run with Leah A. Smith, missionary for the Assembly of God Church, as her running mate on the first all-woman ticket, but they were not on the list of qualified candidates released by the American Samoa Election Office after the filing deadline.
On January 25, 2019, Senator Nuanuaolefeagaiga announced his candidacy.
I’aulualo Fa’afetai Talia announced his candidacy at a campaign news media event at Sadie's by the Sea on July 28, 2019.
Gaoteote Palaie Tofau announced his candidacy on February 9, 2020.
|Nonpartisan||Lemanu Peleti Mauga
|Nonpartisan||Gaoteote Palaie Tofau
Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet
|Nonpartisan||Iʻaulualo Faʻafetai Talia
Tapaʻau Dr. Dan Mageo Aga
|Nonpartisan||Nuanuaolefeagaiga Saoluaga T. Nua
Tapumanaia Galu Satele Jr.
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