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.