Steven Seagal for governor?

Steven Seagal for governor?

SEAGAL FOR GOVERNOR: The action star says he would "remotely" consider running for office. Photo: Associated Press

Action man Steven Seagal is considering a political run in Arizona.

The “Under Siege” star has revealed he is in talks with state officials about fighting for the office of governor.

The tough guy told KNXV-TV of his plans while promoting his new U.S. cable TV reality series, “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County,” which is shot in Arizona.

In the show, Seagal, who is an official police deputy, teams up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his posse of unpaid civilians to crack down on crime in Arizona.

Of his political dreams, Seagal admits a run for Governor was “a kind of joke” at first, but he says, “I suppose I’d remotely consider it.”

And he already has a campaign priority – U.S. border control.

He adds, “Any kind of terrorism could come and does come (through open borders) and I think it’s a tremendous oversight by the current administration.”

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Flooded Back Roads In Greene, Augusta

Flooding (credit Photo by Eric Seitz)

Some back roads in Greene and Augusta are closed because of rain-swollen creeks and rivers.

in Local, Surrounding Counties

Sheriff’s Office Says Student Assaulted

Amherst County Seal

The sheriff's office in Amherst County says there's a person of interest in a recent assault case on the campus of Sweet Briar College.

in Local, Surrounding Counties

Chesapeake Horse Had EEE

Horses In Pasture (RG)

A horse from Chesapeake has been euthanized after it tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Officials Hand Out Cards Listing Rights

CHS near MLK-PAC 041113

The city's police department and Office of Human Rights are distributing cards that will let middle and high school kids know their rights.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Crews Try To Get Projects On Schedule

Digital Camera

Crews working on the 29 North and Emmet Street projects will try to make up some days they lost because of rain.