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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 tradingpractices 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 six children – 12 year old Evita, 10 year old Jack, 8 year old Lucia-Belen, 5 year old John-Paul, 4 year old Paloma, and MariaVictoria, now 2 years old. 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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Republican Party of Wisconsin Opens 9th Field Office, Continues Strong Grassroots Momentum

February 10, 2014

Congressman Sean Duffy joined the Republican Party of Wisconsin at the opening of its 9th field office in Wausau this past weekend, highlighting the expanding organization that is covering more ground leading up to the mid-term elections. READ MORE »

Video: Duffy introduces Browse Act to protect personal information from Obamacare website

January 10, 2014

One of Wisconsin’s Congressmen is not happy with how the Obamacare website collects personal information. 7th District Congressman Sean Duffy says the way healthcare.gov works is not what President Obama promised, because it forces users to give the government all of their personal information before accessing or selecting any of the insurance products. “Before Americans […] READ MORE »

Video: Interview of Rep. Duffy with Tucker Carlson

November 21, 2013

The White House vows to veto congressional ObamaCare fix: Tucker Carlson interviews Congressman Duffy on Fox News. Click here to watch the clip. READ MORE »

Audio: Interview with Brian Kilmeade on FOX Radio

November 19, 2013

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) joined Brian said that he honestly thinks President Obama thought the media would give him a pass on the rollout of Healthcare.gov. Duffy also reacted to Oprah’s comments on people being critical of Obama because of his race and went onto say he is disappointed she would use Joe Wilson’s infamous […] READ MORE »

OEM Fabricators hosts Duffy, Manufacturing Advisory Council

November 18, 2013

WOODVILLE — OEM Fabricators, Inc. hosted Congressman Sean Duffy and the 7th Congressional District Manufacturing Advisory Council on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at its Baldwin facility. S. Mark Tyler, president of OEM Fabricators serves as a member on the council. The Manufacturing Advisory Council exists is to provide a mechanism for manufacturing leaders throughout the 7th […] READ MORE »

BIO Applauds Representatives for Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act.

November 15, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and John Carney (D-DE) for introducing Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act. Building on JOBS Act, said bill increases liquidity for emerging growth companies, including biotech innovators, that trade on public market. BIO’s Jim Greenwood said this bill “will allow companies to choose the tick size that […] READ MORE »

Video: Interview of Rep. Duffy with Andrea Mitchell

October 9, 2013

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) asked the longtime Washington D.C. reporter why Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart was the first member of the “media” to ask a tough question of someone in the Obama Administration. Mitchell was left speechless. READ MORE »

Don’t Abandon The Sequester – Let’s Keep What Works

October 4, 2013

Under President Obama, our national debt has increased more than $6 trillion, more than under any other president. In 2009 and 2010, the first two years of his administration, the federal deficit rose $1.88 trillion and $1.65 trillion, respectively. READ MORE »

Republican Party of Wisconsin Opens 9th Field Office, Continues Strong Grassroots Momentum

February 10, 2014

Congressman Sean Duffy joined the Republican Party of Wisconsin at the opening of its 9th field office in Wausau this past weekend, highlighting the expanding organization that is covering more ground leading up to the mid-term elections. READ MORE »

Video: Duffy introduces Browse Act to protect personal information from Obamacare website

January 10, 2014

One of Wisconsin’s Congressmen is not happy with how the Obamacare website collects personal information. 7th District Congressman Sean Duffy says the way healthcare.gov works is not what President Obama promised, because it forces users to give the government all of their personal information before accessing or selecting any of the insurance products. “Before Americans […] READ MORE »

Video: Interview of Rep. Duffy with Tucker Carlson

November 21, 2013

The White House vows to veto congressional ObamaCare fix: Tucker Carlson interviews Congressman Duffy on Fox News. Click here to watch the clip. READ MORE »

Audio: Interview with Brian Kilmeade on FOX Radio

November 19, 2013

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) joined Brian said that he honestly thinks President Obama thought the media would give him a pass on the rollout of Healthcare.gov. Duffy also reacted to Oprah’s comments on people being critical of Obama because of his race and went onto say he is disappointed she would use Joe Wilson’s infamous […] READ MORE »

OEM Fabricators hosts Duffy, Manufacturing Advisory Council

November 18, 2013

WOODVILLE — OEM Fabricators, Inc. hosted Congressman Sean Duffy and the 7th Congressional District Manufacturing Advisory Council on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at its Baldwin facility. S. Mark Tyler, president of OEM Fabricators serves as a member on the council. The Manufacturing Advisory Council exists is to provide a mechanism for manufacturing leaders throughout the 7th […] READ MORE »

BIO Applauds Representatives for Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act.

November 15, 2013

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) applauded Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and John Carney (D-DE) for introducing Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act. Building on JOBS Act, said bill increases liquidity for emerging growth companies, including biotech innovators, that trade on public market. BIO’s Jim Greenwood said this bill “will allow companies to choose the tick size that […] READ MORE »

Video: Interview of Rep. Duffy with Andrea Mitchell

October 9, 2013

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) asked the longtime Washington D.C. reporter why Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart was the first member of the “media” to ask a tough question of someone in the Obama Administration. Mitchell was left speechless. READ MORE »

Don’t Abandon The Sequester – Let’s Keep What Works

October 4, 2013

Under President Obama, our national debt has increased more than $6 trillion, more than under any other president. In 2009 and 2010, the first two years of his administration, the federal deficit rose $1.88 trillion and $1.65 trillion, respectively. READ MORE »