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Steven Seagal Considers Running for Arizona Governor

January 6, 2014 (2:07 am) GMT
While discussing his new reality show 'Steven Seagal - Lawman: Maricopa County', Seagal says that he is thinking of running for the Arizona governor's office.

made headlines after he said that he was considering running for Arizona governor. The action movie star made the statement while talking about his new reality series " - Maricopa County", KNXV TV reports.

The 61-year-old martial arts expert explained that he had talked to Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America, about the run. "Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for governor of Arizona. I would remotely consider it, but I have a lot of other responsibilities that may be more important to address," he said. In the interview, Seagal also stated that he wanted to increase border security.

Seagal, who has a 7th dan black belt in Aikido, collaborated with the Maricopa County Sheriff for the show which is shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV's Reelz Channel. The "Under Siege" star is a member of Sheriff Arpaio's posse, which is made up of 7,000 civilians. He additionally deputized with sheriff's offices in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana.

Seagal is not the only celebrity who wanted to take part in politics. served as the governor of California between 2003 and 2011.

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