United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa, at-large district, 2018

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Candidate Amata Coleman Radewagen Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman Tuika Tuika
Party Republican Democratic Independent

Incumbent Delegate at-large

Amata Coleman Radewagen
Republican



American Samoa's At-large congressional district

The 2018 United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives from American Samoa's at-large congressional district.[1] The election coincided with the midterm elections for other federal and territorial offices, including the larger American Samoa general election, as well as the nationwide 2018 United States House of Representatives elections and the 2018 United States general elections.

Incumbent delegate Amata Coleman Radewagen, a Republican who had held the seat since 2015, is seeking re-election to the United States House of Representatives for a third term.[1][2][3][4]

A referendum on removing the interior secretary state veto was on the same ballot.

Background

In November 2014, Amata Coleman Radewagen defeated 10-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Eni Faleomavaega in a crowded race for the seat.[5] She won re-election to a second term in 2016.

Candidates

The deadline for candidates to file with the Election Office was September 1, 2018.[6] Three candidates filed to run for election to American Samoa's lone seat in the United States House of Representatives by the deadline.[6][7]

Democratic

  • Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman, retired U.S. federal government employee[2][6][7]

Independents

Republican

General election results

The election for Delegate to the United States House of Representatives were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

American Samoa Delegate to the United States House of Representatives election, November 6, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Amata Coleman Radewagen (inc.) 7,194 83.28%
Democratic Meleagi Suitonu-Chapman 659 7.63%
Independent Tuika Tuika 785 9.09%
Total votes 8,638 100.00%

Referendum results

Choice Votes %
For 2,605 30.43
Against 5,957 69.57
Invalid/blank votes
Total 8,562 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: American Samoa Government

References

  1. ^ a b "Aumua Amata files to run for reelection to Congress". Samoa News. 2018-08-13. Archived from the original on 2018-08-13. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  2. ^ a b c d "35 candidates filed so far for 2018 election". Samoa News. 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2018-10-31. |archive-url= is malformed: path (help)
  3. ^ Troy, Aras (2018-10-11). "Lacking full representation, residents of US territories prepare to vote". Pasquines. Archived from the original on 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  4. ^ "American Samoa candidates line up for November poll". Radio New Zealand International. 2018-09-05. Archived from the original on 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  5. ^ Sagapolutele, Fili (2014-11-05). "Aumua Amata is our new non-voting Delegate to the US House" (PDF). Samoa News. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Amituanai Vailoata & Titialii Kitara Vaiau are unopposed". Talanei. 2018-09-04. Archived from the original on 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  7. ^ a b c d Uiagalelei, Lealofi (2018-09-01). "Determination of Eligibility of Candidates for the November 6, 2018, Midterm Elections" (PDF). Chief Election Office - Government of American Samoa. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2018-10-31.

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