I am suspicious about the intentions of anyone who says he is a "career" politician. Such people typically are scoundrels.
Anyone with integrity seeks to provide value in the world. Administration, governance and bureaucracy is parasitic on others' production, at best it is neutral and at worst detrimental to usage of scarce resources.
The concentration of power in centralized administration has only "produced" genocide of more than 50 million people (WW1, WW2, Korea, Stalinist Russia, Mao China, Vietnam, Sudan ...) in the 20th century.