SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The son of Boston Celtics president and former BYU basketball standout Danny Ainge is running for Congress in a Utah special election forthe seat of resigning U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
Tanner Ainge filed paperwork Monday to run as a Republican.
He tweeted Tuesday his campaign is about “economic growth, innovation and fiscal responsibility.”
His LinkedIn page shows he is an investment adviser with a law degree.
The only listed political experience is campaign finance volunteering for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential run.
Danny Ainge promoted his son’s candidacy by tweeting: “Why people choose politics is beyond me, but I can’t think of anyone more competent and trustworthy.”
Tanner Ainge didn’t return multiple interview requests.
The crowded field of candidates also includes Chaffetz’s former campaign manager, Republican state Sen. Deidre Henderson.
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