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Encyclopedia > Togiola Tulafono
Togiola Tulafono


Incumbent
Assumed office 
April 7, 2003
Lieutenant(s) Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia
Preceded by Tauese Sunia
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born February 28, 1947 (1947-02-28) (age 60)
Aunu'u Island, American Samoa
Political party Democratic
Spouse Mary Ann Tulafono
Profession Attorney, Judge
Religion Congregationalist
1 Tulifono was Acting Governor from March 26April 7, 2003

Togiola Talalelei A. Tulafono (born 1947) is the Governor of American Samoa. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He had previously served as Lieutenant Governor, since January 1997 . He was Lieutenant Governor when, on March 26, 2003, Governor Tauese Pita Fiti Sunia died. Tulifono became Acting Governor, and officially became Governor on April 7, 2003. He was reelected to a full 4-year term in the November 2004 elections. In the first round of elections on November 2, 2004, Tulafono received 48.4% of the vote. In the second round on November 16, Tulafono defeated Afoa Moega Lutu, who had run against him for the position of Lieutenant Governor in 2000, by a vote of 56%-44%. As Governor, Tulafano is a member of the National Governors Association and the Democratic Governors Association. Togiola Tulafono, governor of American Samoa. ... List of American Samoa Governors This is a list of governors etc. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... 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Early life

Tulafono was schooled in Samoa and the United States, graduating in Political Science and Sociology from Chadron State College in Nebraska in 1970 and then studying law at Washburn University School of Law in Kansas. He then pursued a career of law, business and politics in Samoa, becoming Governor in 2004. [1] Chadron State College is a four-year public college in the Nebraska State College System in Chadron, Nebraska. ... Washburn University, located in Topeka, Kansas, provides broadly-based liberal arts and professional education through more than 200 certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and juris doctor programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Law, Business, Nursing and Applied Studies. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The dispute with Hawaiian Airlines

In July 2006, Governor Tulafono issued a mandate to Hawaiian Airlines, giving the airline ninety days to cease service to Pago Pago International Airport in Pago Pago. The carrier, which offers the only service to American Samoa (beside commuter flights to Apia, in the country of Samoa), from its hub in Honolulu, was accused of predatory pricing practices and ethnic harassment by the governor.[2] Hawaiian Airlines is the 11th largest commercial airline in the United States. ... Pago Pago International Airport (IATA: PPG, ICAO: NSTU) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Pago Pago in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Pago Pago, pronounced PAHNG-oh PAHNG-oh, is the capital of American Samoa, a territory of the United States of America. ... Apia, Samoa is the capital of Samoa. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ...


In August 2006, the FAA stated in an official letter to the governor that the territory must continue to allow Hawaiian Airlines to fly the Honolulu-Pago Pago route or risk losing U.S. financial assistance.[3] FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.asg-gov.net/001GOVERNORSPAGE.htm
  2. ^ http://starbulletin.com/2006/07/29/news/story05.html
  3. ^ http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/05/business/story03.html

External link

  • Official website
Preceded by
Tauese P. Sunia
Governor of American Samoa
2003 – present
Incumbent

  Results from FactBites:
 
Press Releases May 2007 (424 words)
Governor Togiola Tulafono today laid a wreath at the tombs of Satala Cemetery and gave his annual Memorial Day address as part of the American Samoa Government- Office of Veterans Affairs ceremony in honor of those who gave their lives in service to America and American Samoa.
Governor Togiola Tulafono today, on behalf of the people and government of American Samoa, expressed his sincere gratitude to all of the Territory’s men and women in the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their patriotic service in support of “our people and our Nation.
Togiola today expressed sadness in hearing of the passing of His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II – Head of State of Samoa, in Apia last night.
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