At the national level, I have no desire to see another Bush, Clinton, or Kennedy seek the presidency. The Herseths came a bit too close to a South Dakota dynasty for comfort, so I'm glad Brendan Johnson decided not to seek the Senate seat held by his father.
This comment from the pseudonymous Conservative at Dakota War College lists several legislative seats that seem to be family heirlooms passed around between the generations.:
It’s obviously time for the legislature/governor/people to come together and discuss what to do about finding a way to get a broader group of people to run for political office because it’s become easier to recruit two Hagger’s [sic], two Greenfields and two Novstrups in those districts than a single Democrat to run for office.One could add that District 18 has a bipartisan Hunhoff dynasty.
Democrats may have trouble fielding candidates, but having one family dominate a legislative district is equally problematic.
I'm not sure a discussion led from the top by the governor or legislature will produce positive results. I'm also unsure if these mini-dynasties are an unintended result of term limits or if other states face a similar situation. I am rather certain that family dynasties create an echo chamber that will produce bad policy.
**Side note, the younger Hagger gets a favorable Bob Mercer blog headline this morning