'Breaking Bad' Actor to Run for Albuquerque Seat

Associated Press
Steven Michael Quezada

Steven Michael Quezada played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC series.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Breaking Bad actor Steven Michael Quezada is jumping in a heated race for county commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC-TV series, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will make a formal announcement on Tuesday that he's seeking the Bernalillo County Commission seat.

The 52-year-old actor and comedian says he's joining in the race because he feels someone like him can make a difference in the district which includes the historic Hispanic South Valley and an area where developers are seeking to build new homes. At least three others are running for the seat.

The Bernalillo County Commission recently voted to approve a planned community despite activists' fears the development would take water away from nearby communities.

Quezada is a member of the Albuquerque school board.

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