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About Sean

About Sean

Sean was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and has never strayed far from his roots. Wisconsin’s storied lumber history runs through his veins. His great, great grandfather was one of the state’s early pioneers and a laborer for the Northwestern Lumber Company. His great grandfather, one of the city of Hayward’s founding settlers, was a sawyer for 27 years.

During his short time in Congress, Sean has proven himself to be one of the most transparent and accessible members to ever represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. Since his election in 2010, he’s held more than 50 public town-hall style meetings in all 20 counties of the District and traveled regularly to community parades, fairs and dairy breakfasts. Understanding the geographical challenges posed by representing one of the largest districts east of the Mississippi River, Sean introduced a mobile constituent office to bring invaluable congressional services to everyone while also saving valuable taxpayer dollars by eliminating the need for a third or fourth full-time office.

And Sean has kept his promise to fight every day to reform Washington. His first act as a newly sworn-in member was to introduce a ban on wasteful earmarks. Sean also led the effort to freeze congressional pay, cut congressional budgets and eliminate wasteful government spending. Sean’s legislation, the RESTRICT Act, was the basis for a new law that finally outlawed insider trading practices among government officials and employees. And he’s one of the few members of his caucus to have introduced a replacement to health care reform that would actually lower costs and make health care more affordable. Sean’s legislative focus has been on creating new jobs, growing the economy by eliminating onerous regulations on small businesses, protecting Medicare, and reducing the nation’s long-term debts and deficits. And from his seat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, Sean has defended the interests of small community banks and held top leaders in banking, industry and government responsible for, time and again, making American taxpayers pay for the mistakes of the Too Big to Fail banks.

Lumberjacking is in his family’s blood. Sean was a nationally recognized professional lumberjack athlete, a world champion in the speed climb and an accomplished log-roller. In fact, Sean worked his way through law school by performing in lumberjack shows and exhibitions across the state of Wisconsin and around the country.

After graduating from law school, he practiced law for two years in Hayward and eventually was appointed the District Attorney of Ashland County. He is most proud of his dedication to prosecuting child sex crimes. Working together with law enforcement, Sean helped make Ashland County one of the first counties in the state to investigate and prosecute child Internet sex crimes.

Sean and his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, are the parents of seven children – Evita, Jack, Lucia-Belen, John-Paul, Paloma, MariaVictoria, and Margarita. Not surprisingly, as soon as Sean’s kids learn to walk, he teaches them how to logroll and carry on the family tradition. The Duffy kids are growing up the way Sean did, surrounded by the idyllic beauty and solid values of northwestern Wisconsin.

Rachel
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Rachel is a parenting expert, author, blogger, political pundit and television personality. She got her television start on the granddaddy of reality show’s, MTV’s The Real World.

Her television credits are large and diverse. Currently, she is a recurring guest on NBC’s Today Show where she does parenting and relationship segments. For the past 14 years she has been a recurring guest host on ABC’s The View, appearing more than 25 times. She has also been a guest on Dr. Phil, FOX and Friends, The Hannity Show, The Mike Huckabee Show, Politically Incorrect, Huffington Post Live, EWTN’s The World Over Live and CNN, where she is a frequent on-camera commentator on parenting, politics and culture.

Rachel writes for The Today Show blog, TodayMoms.com. She also writes for National Review Online, The Huffington Post, The American Spectator, Catholicvote.org, and NBCLatino.com among others.

Currently, Rachel is the national spokesperson for The Libre Initiative, an organization that educates and advocates for the economic empowerment of Hispanics through limited government, entrepreneurship and self-reliance.

Her book, published in 2009 by Penguin, is called “Stay Home, Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-home Motherhood”.

In 2008 Rachel co-hosted the series “Speaking of Women’s Health” on the Lifetime Network with the Legendary Florence Henderson.

Rachel has a degree in Economics from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego.

She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Congressman Sean Duffy and her six awesome kids.

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The Issues

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Addressing Our Nation’s Debt

Energy

Fixing the Economy

Medicare

Reforming Washington

Transparency & Accessibility

True Health Care Reform

Values

Veterans

The 7th District

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Sean represents the 7th district of Wisconsin. The district is the largest geographically in the state, covering the northwestern corner and part of the central area of the state. The district includes the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark (partially), Douglas, Iron, Langlade (partially), Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida (partially), Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn and Wood.

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7 Memories from the 7th

November 5, 2014

First off, thank you for being a part of our team and supporting my family and me every step of the way. The strong outpouring of support never ceases to amaze me, and I am looking forward to continuing the fight for our Wisconsin values in Washington. But before I return my focus on fixing […] READ MORE »

Thank You WI-07

November 5, 2014

“I am grateful to the people of Wisconsin’s 7th District for, once again, electing me to represent the place I love and the people I care about.   “Today Americans got an opportunity to weigh in on the direction this country is headed and they chose to turn right – towards a more limited, principled, Conservative, […] READ MORE »

Duffy’s Job Focus Takes Center Stage at Wausau Debate

October 29, 2014

WAUSAU, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy today laid out his vision for creating new jobs and keeping taxes low for hard-working families in North Central Wisconsin in a debate with his opponent held in Wausau. The forum, held at the UW Marathon County Center for Civic Engagement and sponsored by the Daily Herald Media, […] READ MORE »

Duffy Campaign Rolls On With Lumberjack Express

October 29, 2014

Wausau, WI – Congressman Sean Duffy will again embark on the “Lumberjack Express”. The four day, 17 stop tour will hit all corners of Wisconsin’s 7th District. A complete list of the scheduled stops is below. All stops are open to the public and media. Any inquires can be sent to jory@duffyforcongress.com. Thursday, October 30 10:15am – The […] READ MORE »

Our Values

October 17, 2014

Wausau, WI – Sean Duffy’s campaign released a new commercial today. The latest ad from the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th District entitled, “Values”, features the Duffy kids – all 7 of them! In the thirty second spot, each of the kids offers values and lessons that their lumberjack Dad has taught them — and is […] READ MORE »

Duffy Releases Finalized Debate Schedule 

October 9, 2014

Wausau, WI – Congressman Sean Duffy’s campaign announced today that the Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District will participate in two debates. The first meeting will be held on October 29th in Wausau where Sean Duffy currently resides with his wife and seven children. The following night he will participate in a debate in Ashland where he previously resided and served as […] READ MORE »

We’re a Team

October 7, 2014

Wausau, WI – U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) released his second commercial of the 2014 election season. The ad titled, “Working Together” emphasizes his work with constituents and colleagues from all political persuasions to get things done for the people of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. The commercial, set in Sean Duffy’s hometown of Hayward, WI […] READ MORE »

Duffy Agrees to Ashland Debate

October 5, 2014

Wausau, WI – Congressman Sean Duffy’s campaign announced today that the Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District has agreed to a hour long debate in Ashland, WI. The meeting will be held on October 30th at 6:30 P.M. at the Hotel Chequamegon. It is open to the public and media. Prior to his election to Congress, Sean […] READ MORE »

7 Memories from the 7th

November 5, 2014

First off, thank you for being a part of our team and supporting my family and me every step of the way. The strong outpouring of support never ceases to amaze me, and I am looking forward to continuing the fight for our Wisconsin values in Washington. But before I return my focus on fixing […] READ MORE »

Thank You WI-07

November 5, 2014

“I am grateful to the people of Wisconsin’s 7th District for, once again, electing me to represent the place I love and the people I care about.   “Today Americans got an opportunity to weigh in on the direction this country is headed and they chose to turn right – towards a more limited, principled, Conservative, […] READ MORE »

Duffy’s Job Focus Takes Center Stage at Wausau Debate

October 29, 2014

WAUSAU, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy today laid out his vision for creating new jobs and keeping taxes low for hard-working families in North Central Wisconsin in a debate with his opponent held in Wausau. The forum, held at the UW Marathon County Center for Civic Engagement and sponsored by the Daily Herald Media, […] READ MORE »

Duffy Campaign Rolls On With Lumberjack Express

October 29, 2014

Wausau, WI – Congressman Sean Duffy will again embark on the “Lumberjack Express”. The four day, 17 stop tour will hit all corners of Wisconsin’s 7th District. A complete list of the scheduled stops is below. All stops are open to the public and media. Any inquires can be sent to jory@duffyforcongress.com. Thursday, October 30 10:15am – The […] READ MORE »

Our Values

October 17, 2014

Wausau, WI – Sean Duffy’s campaign released a new commercial today. The latest ad from the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th District entitled, “Values”, features the Duffy kids – all 7 of them! In the thirty second spot, each of the kids offers values and lessons that their lumberjack Dad has taught them — and is […] READ MORE »

Duffy Releases Finalized Debate Schedule 

October 9, 2014

Wausau, WI – Congressman Sean Duffy’s campaign announced today that the Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District will participate in two debates. The first meeting will be held on October 29th in Wausau where Sean Duffy currently resides with his wife and seven children. The following night he will participate in a debate in Ashland where he previously resided and served as […] READ MORE »

We’re a Team

October 7, 2014

Wausau, WI – U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) released his second commercial of the 2014 election season. The ad titled, “Working Together” emphasizes his work with constituents and colleagues from all political persuasions to get things done for the people of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. The commercial, set in Sean Duffy’s hometown of Hayward, WI […] READ MORE »

Duffy Agrees to Ashland Debate

October 5, 2014

Wausau, WI – Congressman Sean Duffy’s campaign announced today that the Representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District has agreed to a hour long debate in Ashland, WI. The meeting will be held on October 30th at 6:30 P.M. at the Hotel Chequamegon. It is open to the public and media. Prior to his election to Congress, Sean […] READ MORE »