Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
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The government of American Samoa consists of a locally elected governor, lieutenant governor and the American Samoa Fono, which consists of an 18-member Senate and a 21-member House of Representatives. The first popular election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor took place in 1977. Candidates for the offices run together on a joint ticket.
The current lieutenant governor is Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who has been in office since 2013.
List of lieutenant governors of American Samoa
Appointed lieutenant governors
- Frank Barnett (Democrat, 1974–76)
Elected lieutenant governors
|Name||Political Party||Term Started||Term Ended||Notes|
|Republican||January 3, 1978||January 3, 1985||First elected Lt. Governor of American Samoa|
|Democratic||January 3, 1985||January 2, 1989|
|Galea'i Peni Poumele
|Republican||January 2, 1989||July 27, 1992||Poumele died in office in July 1992.|
|Gaioi Tufele Galeai||Republican||August 1992||January 4, 1993||Widow of Lt. Governor Galea'i Peni Poumele. Served the remainder of Poumele's unexpired term|
|Democratic||January 4, 1993||January 3, 1997|
|Democratic||January 3, 1997||March 26, 2003||Acting Governor from March 26, 2003, to April 7, 2003, following the death of Governor Tauese Sunia.|
|Vacancy by ascension||March 26, 2003||April 11, 2003|
|Faoa Aitofele Sunia
|Democratic||April 11, 2003||January 3, 2013|
|Lemanu Peleti Mauga
|Independent||January 3, 2013||Incumbent|
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