‘Breaking Bad’ actor runs for Albuquerque seat

Actors Steven Michael Quezada and Dean Norris pose in the press room at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Actors Steven Michael Quezada and Dean Norris pose in the press room at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “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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