Eni F.H. Faleomavaega

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Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
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U.S. House, American Samoa, At-Large
Former member
In office
PredecessorFofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia (D)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 1988
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
J.D.University of Houston Law School
Date of birthJanuary 19, 1955
Place of birthSaipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Eni F.H. Faleomavaega (b. August 15, 1943) is a former Democratic, non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as a delegate from American Samoa. Faleomavaega was first elected in 1988. He was defeated by Aumua Amata (R) in the general election in 2014.[1]


Faleomavaega was born in Vailoatai Village, American Samoa.[2]


  • 1989-2015: U.S. House of Representatives, Delegate from American Samoa
  • 1985-1989: Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
  • 1982-1989: United States Army Reserve
  • 1975-1981: deputy attorney general, American Samoa
  • 1973-1975: administrative assistant, American Samoa delegate to Washington D.C.
  • 1966-1969: United States Army

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Faleomavaega served on the following committees:[3]



See also: United States House of Representatives election in American Samoa, 2014

Faleomavaega ran for re-election in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent American Samoa. The general election took place November 4, 2014. He was defeated by Aumua Amata Radewagen (R) in the general election in 2014.


Faleomavaega won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing American Samoa as a Democrat.[4]

U.S. House, American Samoa General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEni F.H. Faleomavaega Incumbent 55.2% 7,221
     Democratic Kereti Mata'utia Jr. 3.3% 438
     Independent Rosie F. Tago Lancaster 5.3% 697
     Conservative Aumua Amata 33.8% 4,420
     No Party Affiliate Fatumalala Leulua'iali'i A. Al-Sheri 2.3% 300
Total Votes 13,076
Source: American Samoa Government Election Office "2012 General Election Results"

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Faleomavaega's reports.

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
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Between 2004 and 2012, Faleomavaega's calculated net worth[10] increased by 70.4 percent. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[11]

Eni F.H. Faleomavaega Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
Growth from 2004 to 2012:445%
Average annual growth:56%[12]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[13]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.


Faleomavaega and his wife, Hinanui Bambridge Cave, have five children and five grandchildren.[1]

External links



  1. 1.0 1.1 Eni F.H. Faleomavaega's Official U.S. House page, "Biography," accessed February 7, 2013 (dead link)
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "FALEOMAVAEGA, Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin, Jr., (1943 - )," accessed February 7, 2013
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. American Samoa Government Election Office, "2012 General Election Results," accessed February 7, 2013
  5. Federal Election Commission, "Eni Faleomavaega April Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  6. Federal Election Commission, "Eni Faleomavaega July Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Eni Faleomavaega October Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  8. Federal Election Commission, "Eni Faleomavaega Year-End," accessed May 1, 2014
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Eni Faleomavaega April Quarterly," accessed May 1, 2014
  10. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  11. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  12. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  13. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
Political offices
Preceded by
Fofó Iosefa Fiti Sunia
U.S. House - American Samoa - Delegate
Succeeded by
Amata Radewagen