Amata’s Statement of Condolences Regarding Senator Galea’i Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli

October 25, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement of condolences regarding the passing of Senator Galea'i Moaali'itele Tu'ufuli:

“Senator Galea’i Moaali’itele Tu’ufuli served the people of American Samoa for many years in the Fono and other roles. I've known him since I was a little girl in the islands. He was a mentor whose advice I truly respected. The Fono will seem very different without his enduring presence as the senior Senator. He was an effective decision-maker and a confident leader in our Territory. At times like these, genuine respect goes far beyond party lines. I extend my condolences to his family and friends, to all who served with him on the Fono or worked with him in the American Samoa Government, and to the people who elected him. May God bless each of you in this time, and preserve his memory in your hearts.”