Celebrities and Political Office
Many celebrities love to spout off about their political views, but many have actually done more than just talk, they actually ran for political office.
Former Actor Ronald Reagan was the Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 and then went on to be our 40th President, holding office from 1981 until 1989.
Shirley Temple Black, yes the little darling with the curls and tap shoes. Temple went on to a life of politics. At the age of 22 she ran for Congress in California, an election she lost. Shirley never ran for office again, but she did go on to serve as the United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
Actress Cynthia Nixon, who was in the tv show Sex in The City, recently announced that she was running for the Governor of New York.
Kid Rock may have considered (and had many hopeful that he would) running for the U.S. Senate in Michigan. Rock decided than at this time. politics was not in his future and for now he would stick to music.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is said to be kicking around the idea of being the countries next Commander-in-Chief. The wrestler turned actor has talked about running for office before. The "Run the Rock 2020" campaign committee has been filed with the federal Election Commission, making Johnson an eligible candidate in the 2020 race...if that is in fact what he decides to do.
Former NBA Star, Shaquille O'Neal has not official;y announced he is running, but many are certain he will run for Sheriff in 2020. (Not sure what State he will run in).
Clint Eastwood ran for Mayor in his California home town of Carmel and won by a landslide.
Then there is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who ran and won the Governors job in California 2003.
Even Actor Alec Baldwin will probably run for some office some where.