Former LucasArts prez loses bid for U.S. House

When Jim Ward left LucasArts in 2008, it caught pretty much
everyone off guard.
Jim-ward  

That surprise was compounded a year-and-a-half later when
Ward announced his intention to run for a Congressional seat in Arizona. Today,
though, Ward’s political dreams are at an end – at least temporarily.

Ward was defeated in Tuesday’s Arizona primary in his bid to
become the Republican candidate for the state’s 5th District U.S.
House seat. With 80 percent of the precincts reporting, Ward was a distant
second to projected winner David Schweikert.

Ward spent nine years at LucasArts and served as president
for four of those. He was widely credited for guiding the game maker through
some of its roughest waters, building it into a solid publisher with steady
legs.

After leaving the company, he joined Alsop Louie Partners, a
venture capital outfit. He remains with that group today. 

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  1. Ryland Quaid says:

    I don’t think I’d vote for a guy who’s greatest claim to fame is coming up with “Yoda Man” as a marketing slogan.

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