Former Lucasarts president is trading lightsabers for political papers

Jim Ward, who served as LucasArts’ president from 2004 to 2008, is hoping that his managerial experience in the games arena can translate to the equally-cutthroat world of politics.

Ward has expressed interest in running to represent Arizona’s 5th Congressional District in the 2010 Congressional elections. A successful campaign would allow him to rub shoulders with other members of Congress, including Arizona’s own senator, John McCain.

Ward, like McCain, has some fairly conservative viewpoints, if his web site is any indication. It remains to be seen if he will be successful however; considering that this political climate has been rough for any individual who happens to have an ‘R’ as his or her political designation.