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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 before becoming a special prosecutor in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Shortly thereafter, Sean became the acting assistant D.A, and later 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.

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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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Duffy to Host Rally w/ Rep. Trey Gowdy

September 22, 2014

Wausau, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) will host a rally in Weston onTuesday, September 23rd. He will be joined by South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, who, in addition to his traditional roles representing South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, is best known for his current role as Chair of the House’s Select Committee on Benghazi.  […] READ MORE »

JOIN US! Re-Election Event w/ Rep. Trey Gowdy

September 22, 2014

Lunch Reception Honoring Congressman Sean Duffy 7th District of Wisconsin With Special Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy 4th District of South Carolina House Judiciary Committee – Chair, Immigration & Border Security House Oversight & Government Reform Committee – National Security, Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service & Customs Subcommittee   Tuesday, September 23rd 11 AM Host Reception […] READ MORE »

Sean Duffy Earns National Right to Life Endorsement

September 17, 2014

Sean Duffy has earned the endorsement from the National Right to Life, one of the leading pro-life groups in the nation. Below is the endorsement letter from the organization. Dear Rep. Duffy: National Right to Life is pleased to endorse you for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. During the 113th Congress, you have […] READ MORE »

Leader-Telegram I Congressman: Area homeless shelter sets good example

August 5, 2014

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy said the Veterans Homeless Shelter in Chippewa Falls is an example of how military veterans could be better cared for throughout the U.S. Full Story READ MORE »

Chippewa Daily Herald I Governor, congressman in Chippewa Falls Monday

August 4, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is returning to Chippewa Falls Monday, and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy will also be visiting the city.The governor will be participating in what is billed as a groundbreaking ceremony and jobs announcement at Advanced Laser Machining, Inc. The event is slated for 2:30 p.m. at 600 Cashman Drive. Full Story READ MORE »

The Ripon Advance I Duffy amendment would require disclosure of info sharing policies to students

July 30, 2014

A measure introduced on Wednesday by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) would require schools to disclose when software companies are able to sell personally identifiable student information to third-party companies. Full Story READ MORE »

Sawyer County Record I Wisconsin’s congressional Republicans seek answers from VA regarding clinic waiting times

July 28, 2014

Wisconsin’s Republican congressional delegation have sent a letter to the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying the VA has been wrong, and was perhaps lying, about appointment waiting times for veterans in Wisconsin. Full Story READ MORE »

WEAU.com I U.S. Representative, Sean Duffy, presents medal to local veteran

July 23, 2014

U.S. Representative, Sean Duffy, hosted a medal ceremony Tuesday morning in Thorp to honor a local veteran. Duffy presented the Legion d’Honneur medal to Sergeant Anton F. Jacks, a veteran who served in France, Belgium, and Germany during World War II. Full Story READ MORE »

Duffy to Host Rally w/ Rep. Trey Gowdy

September 22, 2014

Wausau, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) will host a rally in Weston onTuesday, September 23rd. He will be joined by South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, who, in addition to his traditional roles representing South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District, is best known for his current role as Chair of the House’s Select Committee on Benghazi.  […] READ MORE »

JOIN US! Re-Election Event w/ Rep. Trey Gowdy

September 22, 2014

Lunch Reception Honoring Congressman Sean Duffy 7th District of Wisconsin With Special Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy 4th District of South Carolina House Judiciary Committee – Chair, Immigration & Border Security House Oversight & Government Reform Committee – National Security, Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service & Customs Subcommittee   Tuesday, September 23rd 11 AM Host Reception […] READ MORE »

Sean Duffy Earns National Right to Life Endorsement

September 17, 2014

Sean Duffy has earned the endorsement from the National Right to Life, one of the leading pro-life groups in the nation. Below is the endorsement letter from the organization. Dear Rep. Duffy: National Right to Life is pleased to endorse you for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. During the 113th Congress, you have […] READ MORE »

Leader-Telegram I Congressman: Area homeless shelter sets good example

August 5, 2014

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy said the Veterans Homeless Shelter in Chippewa Falls is an example of how military veterans could be better cared for throughout the U.S. Full Story READ MORE »

Chippewa Daily Herald I Governor, congressman in Chippewa Falls Monday

August 4, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is returning to Chippewa Falls Monday, and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy will also be visiting the city.The governor will be participating in what is billed as a groundbreaking ceremony and jobs announcement at Advanced Laser Machining, Inc. The event is slated for 2:30 p.m. at 600 Cashman Drive. Full Story READ MORE »

The Ripon Advance I Duffy amendment would require disclosure of info sharing policies to students

July 30, 2014

A measure introduced on Wednesday by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) would require schools to disclose when software companies are able to sell personally identifiable student information to third-party companies. Full Story READ MORE »

Sawyer County Record I Wisconsin’s congressional Republicans seek answers from VA regarding clinic waiting times

July 28, 2014

Wisconsin’s Republican congressional delegation have sent a letter to the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying the VA has been wrong, and was perhaps lying, about appointment waiting times for veterans in Wisconsin. Full Story READ MORE »

WEAU.com I U.S. Representative, Sean Duffy, presents medal to local veteran

July 23, 2014

U.S. Representative, Sean Duffy, hosted a medal ceremony Tuesday morning in Thorp to honor a local veteran. Duffy presented the Legion d’Honneur medal to Sergeant Anton F. Jacks, a veteran who served in France, Belgium, and Germany during World War II. Full Story READ MORE »