'Breaking Bad' actor wins school board seat in NM
This 2009 image released by AMC shows actors Bryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Steven Michael Quezada as Steven Gomez in a scene from the third season of "Breaking Bad." Quezada, who plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show, is running unopposed Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, for a seat on Albuquerque's school board. (AP Photo/AMC)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An actor from the TV show "Breaking Bad" has won a seat on Albuquerque's school board.
Steven Michael Quezada plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show.
He was running unopposed Tuesday for a seat on the city's west side District 5.
There's no incumbent in that district, and Quezada was the only candidate to file for the position.
Three of Quezada's four children attend the Public Academy for the Performing Arts, a charter school where the actor has been active on the governing board.
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2013 file photo shows actors Dean Norris, left, and Steven Michael Quezada at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Quezada, who plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show "Breaking Bad," is running unopposed Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, for a seat on Albuquerque's school board. Norris stars with Quezada on the popular AMC show. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
The AMC hit television series is finishing filming its fifth and final season.
"Breaking Bad" follows former high school teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.