Steven Seagal Talks About Running For GovernorBy: Jasmine Allen - January 6, 2014
One of Hollywood’s toughest action fighters is thinking about running for governor.
Steven Seagal, 61, mentioned the idea in an interview while talking about his reality show “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.”
The Arizona-based TV series, which airs on the Reelz Channel, is a team effort between he and the “toughest sheriff in America”, Joe Arpaio.
Recently, he has confided in Arpaio, a Maricopa County Sheriff, about taking a shot at entering the race for Arizona’s highest elected office.
Seagal’s background in working as a deputy in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana has given him a head start to some of the agendas he would push forward.
Seagal is very passionate about illegal immigration and he makes it clear that increasing border patrol would be one of his main focuses while in office.
His interests in running for governor seem very much similar to one of Hollywood’s former action hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who previously was the governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
Yet, the “I’ll be back” actor isn’t the only movie star turned politician or one who has attempted to be in the political arena for that matter.
- Ronald Regan- He was the president of the Screen Actors Guild but then went on to serve as President of The U.S. in 1981 to 1989.
- Shirley Temple- The famous child star from the 1930’s ended her career as the ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
- Jerry Springer- He was the former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio before becoming a TV presenter.
- Howard Stern- The big-time radio presenter ran for governor of New York in 1994.
Maybe the U.S. will see yet another actor take on the role of governor someday.
So, what do you think about Seagal’s proposition?