Jim Ward, a Republican who wants to challenge Democrat Harry Mitchell next year in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District, recently served as an executive at Lucasfilm and LucasArts.
According to his campaign bio, before leaving LucasArts last year Ward was president of LucasArts and senior vice president of marketing and distribution and online at Lucasfilm, Ltd., where he managed the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.
He was part of the Lucas Empire for more than 10 years, and recently oversaw the release of Star Wars Battlefront, LEGO Star Wars and last year’s Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
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