Lemanu Peleti Mauga

Lemanu Peleti Mauga
8th Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Preceded by Faoa Aitofele Sunia
Personal details
Born Nu'uuli, American Samoa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater American Samoa Community

University of Hawaii, Manoa
San Diego State University

Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga (born 1949 or 1950) is an American Samoan politician. Mauga is the current Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa. Mauga served as Senator in the American Samoa Senate, where he became the Chairman of both the Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.[1]


Mauga served in the U.S. military for more than 20 years, including the Persian Gulf War, before he retired with the rank of major.[1] Following his retirement, Mauga became the director of Army Instructions and continued to work with American Samoa's JROTC.[1]

Mauga also became the chief property manager for the Government of American Samoa's office of property management.[1] He became an American Samoan Senator in 2009.[1]


He received a master's degree in public administration from San Diego State University on July 30, 2012, a graduation ceremony held at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in American Samoa.[2]


In October 2011, gubernatorial candidate Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga picked Mauga as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa in the forthcoming 2012 gubernatorial election on November 6, 2012.[1] Mauga is the current Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa after winning the 2012 gubernatorial election.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Sagapolutele, Fili (2011-10-19). "Lolo and Lemanu declare their candidacy for governor and lt. governor in the 2012 general election". Samoa News. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
  2. Feagaimaalii-Luamanu, Joyetter (2012-08-01). "Historic Double Cohort Yesterday Awards 51 Masters Degrees". Samoa News. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
Political offices
Preceded by
Faoa Aitofele Sunia
Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa
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