Jimmy (Jimmy) Anderson (D-47)

State Representative Jimmy Anderson

Jimmy (Jimmy) Anderson (D-47)
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Capitol: 608.266.8570
FAX: 608.282.3647
District: 608.509.4560
Room 9 North State Capitol 2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
5807 Verde View Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711-5870
Residence:Fitchburg, WI

Committee Assignments


Jimmy grew up in a working-class home, married Ashley, his high-school sweetheart, and became the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. But Jimmy's life was forever changed just before his final year at UW Law School when a drunk driver took the lives of his parents and brother, and left Jimmy paralyzed from the chest down. After the tragedy, Jimmy and Ashley made a promise to commit themselves to helping others. Jimmy graduated law school and then started Drive Clear, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the victims of drunk driving and working with groups like the Madison/Dane County Tavern League to empower people to make smart decisions before getting behind the wheel. But Jimmy's commitment and passion goes far beyond issues of drunk driving. It's his goal to be a truly progressive voice in the Assembly as your representative. Jimmy lives in Fitchburg with Ashley, who works as a veterinarian, along with their two dogs, three cats, two rabbits, and gecko. Jimmy is a dedicated progressive who feels that our politicians are too focused on serving the wealthy and well-connected instead of focusing on what matters to you. As your representative, Jimmy will make decisions based on core progressive values, not political calculations. He will stand against Scott Walker and his extreme right-wing agenda and promises to fight every day to protect our environment, reestablish the rights of workers, demand open and accountable government, and ensure that no matter who you are, who you love, or how much you make, that you will have the same opportunity to succeed. After his own personal tragedy, Jimmy came to understand first-hand the importance of having a strong safety net and the need for our most vulnerable to be protected under the law. It is unacceptable that so many people have been taken advantage of and exploited for financial gain while our politicians do nothing. At the heart of Jimmy's campaign is a desire to make sure that everyone has the rights, respect, and resources they need to make ends meet and provide for their loved ones.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Ashley   DOB: 8/26/1986
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