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PopCulture: 'Little People, Big World' star considers running for office

Manuela Cardiga
Jun 06, 2018
05:54 P.M.

Matt Roloff of 'Little People, Big World' is considering running for State Senator.

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Matt Roloff told his fans that he had been encouraged by friends to run for office in his home state of Oregon.

Oregon State Senator Bruce Starr told Roloff that his running and possibly winning the elections could bring some much-needed balance to the state legislature, reported PopCulture.com.

Roloff confessed that he had always had an interest in politics and that he definitely thought the possibility of a Senate seat appealing.

Roloff spoke about his intense commitment to some important issues that he could promote as Senator but said the sacrifices implicit to public office are huge.

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"I've dabbled in politics here and there, and I'm passionate about some of the issues, but it's also a huge sacrifice. It's a commitment that you can't take lightly."

Matt Roloff, PopCulture.com, 5th of June 2018

Roloff's ex-wife uttered a dire warning, reminding him that when someone enters politics their past gets dug up.

The 'Little People, Big World' matriarch might have been referring to Roloff's history of substance abuse, something which he has never hidden. In his memoir, Against Tall Odd: Being a David in a Goliath World, Matt had revealed his struggle to overcome his dependence on cocaine.

Roloff has had a few brushes with the law and was arrested in 2005 for driving under the influence after his car swerved into a ditch. The charges of drunk driving were dismissed the when he participated in an alcohol diversion program.

He had another DUI charge In 2007, but he pleaded not guilty and the case was dismissed due to jury misconduct. These peccadilloes are all public record, and Roloff has not hidden his checkered past.

One thing that might dissuade Roloff from pursuing his political ambitions may be his relationship with Caryn Chandler. His girlfriend seems unsure that she could handle the commitment to public life, though she has declared that she will support him.

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Roloff spoke about his love for Chandler and said that his relationship came first and that he would not risk losing her the sake of a political career.

Matt Roloff and his family are reality stars in a TLC reality television program, Little People, Big World. Roloff has dwarfism, as does his ex-wife Amy, one of their four children, Zachary; and one of their grandchildren, Jackson.

Read more about the Roloffs on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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