US Ambassador

Tom Udall is US new ambassador to Samoa

The White House announced on Saturday that his nomination has to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he can take up his appointment based in Wellington. 

The incoming ambassador served in the U.S. Senate from 2009 to 2021. 

He also represented New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009, according to information published by The Church of Jesus Christ that keeps track of Latter-day Saints who serve in the U.S. Congress.

Magiagi Primary School performance impresses US envoy to Samoa

“On our first visit here, we were so moved by the amazing kids and the wonderful principal, and the dedication to learning that we adopted the school,” said Brown.

The ambassador said it’s a privilege for him, his team and his family to be able to assist the children.

“The kids are amazing, so full of energy and love and the welcome that we get is really incredible.”

“The principal’s so dedicated that we want to do our very best to help out when we can,” he said.