is best known for being the no-nonsense president of LucasArts from 2004 to 2008 -- a period where the company seemed to dust itself off, and start making good games again. His claim to fame might change in the near future, however -- he's currently running
to represent Arizona's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2010 Congressional Election.
Ward's fairly conservative viewpoints are evident in his campaign website
, but regardless of how you feel about his policies, he's got to be a staunch supporter of the gaming industry. Plus, he might just be the only person who can push legislation through mandating the re-release of Day of the Tentacle