Newswire: Breaking Bad actor to run for public office in New Mexico

Steven Michael Quezada, who played one of Albuquerque’s least effective public servants on Breaking Bad, is now running for actual office in New Mexico, the Associated Press reports. On the show, Quezada portrayed DEA agent Steven Gomez, whose job is to dismiss his partner’s accurate suspicions about the “Heisenberg” meth kingpin and also to fall for every misdirection ploy unleashed by Heisenberg’s associates. Gomez’s greatest investigative triumph comes when the proprietor of a regional fast-food chain gets his face blown off, which leads Gomez to shrewdly deduce—with his long-suffering partner’s help—that there might be more to the case than a dispute over fried chicken.

In his campaign for Bernalillo County Commissioner (Bernalillo County includes Albuquerque, which is the county seat), Quezada hopes to present himself as a force for change. The candidate, who’s already a member of the Albuquerque school board, told …

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