Actor Steven Seagal Mulls Run for Governor of Arizona

Direct-to-video action star contemplating politics

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Movie tough guy Steven Seagal says he is thinking about running for governor in Arizona, and has even talked to prominent local sheriff about his plans.

The Hard to Kill actor mentioned his political aspirations while promoting his new reality TV show, Steven Seagal — Lawman: Maricopa County on a local ABC affiliate. The show follows the martial arts star as he works as a deputy to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is known nationally for his tough tack against undocumented immigrants.

Seagal said that border security is the most important issue facing the country. Seagal was sworn in as a local deputy sheriff last year.



"The antics of this action star are so legendary that you would be hard pressed to believe them if they didn’t come directly from the mouths of other actors and crew members.

Between outright fabrications about his own life and kicking random guys between the legs on set, what’s not to love.

Not to mention the brutality and sheer force in his sereis: Steven Seagal: Lawman where he has driven a SWAT tank on one of the raids. During the filming several animals were injured and killed accidentally."