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Woman in race for American Samoa governor

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:55 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2012

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa >> The sister of American Samoa’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives is so far the only woman running for governor of the U.S. territory.

Delegate Eni Faleomavaega’s sister Salu Hunkin-Finau announced her candidacy over the weekend. The last time a woman ran for governor of American Samoa was in 2000. 

She is running against Lt. Gov. Faoa Aitofele Sunia, American Samoa Development Bank President Lolo Moliga, retired High Court Judge Save Tuitele, businessman Tim Jones and former territorial Attorney General Afoa Moega Lutu.   

Hunkin-Finau is former president of the American Samoa Community College. She has a doctorate in education from the University of Hawaii and graduated from Kahuku High School on Oahu’s North Shore.

Gov. Togiola Tulafono is barred from seeking a third consecutive four-year term in office.

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wahinemaoli wrote:
I think if someone is termed out of running for a third term in office you say just that, not that someone is "barred," which can be caused by a variety of different things and indicates that the person actually attempted to run for another term.
on February 28,2012 | 06:49AM
Anonymous wrote:
Did the SA really reprint a story about a SOLE woman running for Samoan Gov? LOLOLOLOL
on February 28,2012 | 06:58AM
princessleiya wrote:
Anonymous....I was thinking the exact same thing! Wonder if the editors even saw the implications....I guess NOT.
on February 28,2012 | 08:19AM
Ripoff wrote:
"sole" or sole lol
on February 28,2012 | 08:20AM
princessleiya wrote:
I called the managing editor and let him know the problem about "Sole" in the banner and he would attend to the matter. Amazingly, the gentleman answered the phone and it wasn't a recording....how nice!
on February 28,2012 | 08:32AM
ichiriu wrote:
Aww you ruined it for eveyone! Buzz Killington!
on March 2,2012 | 12:12AM
princessleiya wrote:
Thanks Mr. Lynch for arranging to change the headline. It's nice to know that you do listen to your readers. Aloha
on February 28,2012 | 10:08AM
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