Amata Radewagen was elected as American Samoa’s third Member of Congress on November 4, 2014. She is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from American Samoa. She is the first Republican woman of Samoan descent in Congress. She is also her party’s highest ranking Asian Pacific elected federal officeholder in the nation. She has been the most senior member of the Republican National Committee since 2012 and holds the orator (talking chief) title of Aumua from the village of Pago Pago in American Samoa, where she is a registered voter.
Amata has a bachelor's degree from the University of Guam, with additional studies at Loyola-Marymount and George Mason Universities. One of 13 children of the late Governor and Mrs. Peter Tali Coleman, she is married to Fred Radewagen. Together they have three grown children and two grandchildren.