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An actor has won a seat on the school board in Albuquerque. Steven Michael Quezada, who plays federal drug agent Steven Gomez on TV show "Breaking Bad" won the seat after running unopposed Tuesday.
Quezada will now take up a seat on the city's west side District 5, according to reports.
According to CBS News, there was no incumbent in that district, and so Quezada was the only candidate to file for the position.
Quezada has four children, three of whom attend the Public Academy for the Performing Arts, a charter school where the actor has been active on the governing board.
"Breaking Bad" is currently filming its fifth season, with producers reporting that this will be the final season of the hit show featuring on AMC.
Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan.
Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the series covers the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.
Premiering on January 20, 2008, the series is broadcast in the United States and Canada on cable, and is a production of Sony Pictures Television.
On August 14, 2011, AMC announced that Breaking Bad had been renewed for a fifth and final season consisting of 16 episodes.
This final season is split into two parts, each consisting of 8 episodes and broadcast over the course of two years; the first half premiered on July 15, 2012 and concluded on September 2, 2012.
The second half is scheduled to begin in summer 2013.
Here is a video of the Breaking Bad Season 5 trailer: