Tanner Ainge

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Tanner D. Ainge (born December 15, 1983) is a business leader, attorney and candidate in the 2017 special election for Utah's 3rd Congressional District.[1][2][3] He is also the son of former NBA player and current Boston Celtics general manager, Danny Ainge.


Ainge began his career working with private equity firm HGGC, which lists Robert C. Gay, Steve Young and Jon Huntsman Sr. as founders.[4][5] He also worked with Kirkland & Ellis focusing on M&A and private equity transactions[6] and was a volunteer fundraiser at the 2008 campaign headquarters of Mitt Romney. Ainge speaks Mandarin Chinese and spent time living overseas.[7]

Personal life

Tanner and his wife Heidi live in Alpine, Utah with their five children. Ainge earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University, his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa for two years.[8][9]


  1. CNN, David Wright. "Boston Celtics GM encourages son to run for Chaffetz seat". http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/22/politics/boston-celtics-danny-ainge-tanner-ainge-jason-chaffetz-congress/index.html. 
  2. Scribner, Herb (2017-05-23). "Ainge's run for Congress drawing national media's attention" (in en). DeseretNews.com. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680611/Ainges-run-for-Congress-drawing-national-medias-attention.html. 
  3. "Danny Ainge’s son is running for Congress - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/05/23/danny-ainge-son-running-for-congress/N7ifgIpjKJtH9ZcLjvmslI/story.html. 
  4. Congress, Ainge for. "Tanner Ainge Kicks Off Grassroots Tour" (in en). http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tanner-ainge-kicks-off-grassroots-tour-300463279.html. 
  5. Ferguson, Joey (2012-04-04). "Robert Gay, CEO of Huntsman Gay Global Capital, steps down to join Seventy, taps ex-Citi CFO Crittenden to lead" (in en). DeseretNews.com. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553447/Hunstman-Gay-CEO-steps-down-to-fulfill-church-calling-ex-Citi-CFO-steps-in.html. 
  6. "Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Press Mentions". https://www.kirkland.com/sitecontent.cfm?contentID=230&itemId=10774. 
  7. Harmon, Dick (2008-05-16). "Dick Harmon: Turnaround season a surprise even to Danny Ainge's dad" (in en). DeseretNews.com. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700226440/Turnaround-season-a-surprise-even-to-Danny-Ainges-dad.html. 
  8. "By Small and Simple Things". https://africawest.lds.org/by-small-and-simple-things?lang=eng-afw. 
  9. "Danny Ainge’s son is running for Congress" (in en-US). Boston.com. 2017-05-23. https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2017/05/23/danny-ainges-son-is-running-for-congress.