3 Sep 2018

American Samoa's Aumua Amata endorsed for election

1:33 pm on 3 September 2018

The Republican Party of American Samoa has unanimously endorsed Aumua Amata Radewagen in her bid for another term in Congress.

Aumua Amata Radewagen with local Republicans

Aumua Amata Radewagen with local Republicans Photo: RNZ Pacific / Monica Miller

The territory's incumbent representative announced she would stand for re-election earlier this month.

Aumua is the first American Samoan woman delegate to the House of Representatives and she was first elected in 2014.

She expressed her appreciation for the endorsement.

"Thank you for your confidence and your trust in allowing me to serve for another two years," Aumua said.

"God bless you, God bless American Samoa and the great United States of America. Soifua."

The US local and federal mid term elections will be held on November the 6th.