Washington (the state, not the university) hasn’t really been big on political dynasties (sorry Reagan Dunn). Not that there’s no political future for the offspring of the state’s prominent politicos (especially when Emily Locke reaches voting age).
But until then we have the multi-ticket face off for the presidency of the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Leading the One Campus ticket is current ASUW VP Madeleine McKenna. Yes, she’s related to state Attorney General Rob McKenna by daughterhood.
That built-in name familiarity hasn’t stopped three other tickets from joining in – including Vote Big, Team Legacy and Husky Nation. Leading Vote Big is Gig Harbor High grad Christopher Teeney (who also attended Life Christian, giving him cross-bridge cred.) The 2007 GHHS grad also has this going for him – while in high school he was voted “Everyone’s Friend.”
Oddly, or perhaps intentionally, McKenna is not running under the colors of Team Legacy. That’s Beto Soto. Kyle Fuller tops the Husky Nation ticket. I’m not sure what the various tickets stand for but they have great names (pay attention candidates who must state a party preference in the upcoming Top Two primary).
ASUW voting is May 10-12.