Kahl won't seek re-election in 47th Assembly District
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Democratic state representative who says he's taken a moderate approach in office doesn't plan to seek re-election. Rep. Robb Kahl represents the 47th Assembly District and describes himself as a social progressive and fiscal conservative. The 44-year-old Kahl says he wants to refocus on his small business and legal profession.
Fitchburg Democrat Jimmy Anderson recently announced plans to challenge Kahl. The 29-year-old Anderson is a recent law school graduate who founded Drive Clear, a charity dedicated to helping victims of drunken driving.
Anderson says he decided to run against Kahl in the Democratic primary when he found out Kahl had voted for Gov. Scott Walker in 2010. Anderson lost his ability to move from the chest down in a 2010 car crash involving a drunken driver in California. The crash killed his parents and his brother.