2014 might bring Seagal a career change.
On-screen action man Steven Seagal might be considering the well-trodden transition from film to political office. Specifically, Seagal might run for the office of Arizona government, according to a recent interview with KNXV-TV. He mentioned the possibility in passing, while discussing his latest reality project, ‘‘Steven Seagal — Lawman: Maricopa County.’’ The series sees Seagal team up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. It was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV’s Reelz Channel.
So far Seagal is just considering the possibility.
Apparently Seagal has had discussions with Arpaio about the prospective bid, but he also has other priorities to keep in mind. In a rather conservative leaning comment, Seagal pointed out that in his opinion, the number one problem facing the US at the moment is its open borders. He also came to the defense of Sheriff Arpaio, as well as discussed the prospect of extending amnesty to undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
The actor currently has other projects on his mind.
Seagal doesn’t have any political experience, but he has extensive law enforcement training. Over two decades ago, the action star graduated from a police academy in Los Angeles and according to his show, has a certificate from Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST), an organization that accredits California police officers. POST reportedly have no record of his certification. He is currently a Reserve Deputy Chief in the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff's Office, a post which is mostly ceremonial. And while Gov. Steven Seagal just doesn’t have the same ring to it as say, the Governator, at least Seagal has some prominent footsteps to follow in.
Seagal does have law enforcement training, but no political experience.