Breaking Bad is coming to an end, but Steven Michael Quezada—who plays D.E.A. agent Gomez on the hit AMC show—isn’t saying goodbye to its setting. The actor is putting down his badge to help the residents of his hometown, Albuquerque, N.M., in another way—at school.
The actor is running unopposed for a seat on the school board and says he’s doing it because he knows the struggle firsthand.
“I feel that I kinda fell through the cracks [in school],” Quezada told CNN. “I have three kids right now that attend APS Charter School and so I found myself in a position where I really needed to help them and really help the rest of the kids here in New Mexico to have that type of edge and get a good education and have that whole pride and confidence in being able to move forward with their lives.”
Right now he has no plans to pursue a political career beyond this; however, he is hoping to continue to find acting jobs in New Mexico so he can maintain a presence in the community.
Check out the complete video below, where he also discusses how his fellow cast members are giving back.