Quadriplegic man will challenge for Wisconsin Assembly seat
A Fitchburg man is setting up a potential Democratic primary battle with incumbent Robb Kahl for the Wisconsin Assembly.
Jimmy Anderson, 29, is a quadriplegic who lost his parents, his brother and his ability to move from the chest down when a drunken driver hit their car in California in 2010. His subsequent insurance battle and his work to help victims of drunken driving are now spurring him to run in the district southeast of Madison that covers Monona, Fitchburg and McFarland.
Kahl, the former mayor of Monona, said he isn’t certain yet if he will seek re-election.
Anderson said he wants to offer an alternative, more progressive choice to Kahl, who voted for Republican Gov. Scott Walker in 2010.