- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison man who lost his parents, his brother and his ability to move from the chest down when a drunken driver hit their car has won a Democratic primary for the Wisconsin state Assembly.

Jimmy Anderson, of Fitchburg, won a three-person primary in an open Assembly seat to represent an area southeast of Madison. No Republicans were running, so Anderson is all but assured to win in November.

He defeated two members of the Fitchburg city council.

The seat was open after Democratic Rep. Robb Kahl decided against seeking re-election.

The drunken driving crash that killed Anderson’s family members and left him as a quadriplegic happened in 2010. Since then Anderson started a nonprofit called Drive Clear, which helps victims of drunken driving.

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