Washington Post, AP

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Runs for Political Office

Jul 21, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An actor known for his work on the acclaimed AMC drama series “Breaking Bad” is entering politics. The Washington Post reports that Steven Michael Quezada, who played DEA agent Steve Gomez — “Gomie” — on the series, planned to announce his bid today for county commissioner in his native Albuquerque, where “Breaking Bad” was set.

Quezada, a Democrat, reportedly told the AP he will emphasize education and urban sprawl in his campaign.

“Quezada is running against at least three other candidates in the 2016 election for the commission seat in state’s most populous county, Bernalillo County,” The Post reports.

Quezada told the paper: “I was born and raised here in the district. I’m trying to help the kids in the neighborhood where I grew up, to give them a better life.”

steven michael quezada-breaking badSteven Michael Quezada on “Breaking Bad”

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