Steven Michael Quezada, who played a DEA agent on Breaking Bad, plans to run for political office in Albuquerque, N.M.

Steven Michael Quezada, ‘Breaking Bad’ Actor, Breaking Into Politics

Best known for playing Steven Gomez on AMC’s hit show about chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White, Quezado announced that he’s pursuing a career in politics and running for a county commissioner position.

Quezado plans to run on the Democratic ticket for the Bernalillo County Commission seat. He’s previously served as a member of the Albuquerque school board.

“I think I bring a new face to the Democratic Party,” said Quezada. “We need to reach out to our young people — the young Chicanos, the young Latinos — and get them involved in this process and let them know this is important.”

At least three others are running for the open seat in 2016

Quezado is a lifelong resident of New Mexico, where Breaking Bad was set and filmed. The 52-year-old actor was born in Albuquerque and went on to study theater arts at Eastern New Mexico University.

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