Meet Sean Duffy
Born and raised in Hayward, Wisconsin, Sean Duffy has never strayed far from his roots. His family lineage comes from a long line of lumberjacks going back to his great, great grandfather who was one of the state’s early pioneers and was a laborer for the Northwestern Lumber Company. His great grandfather was one of the cities of Hayward’s founding settlers and worked as a sawyer for 27 years.
Since his election in 2010, Sean remains committed to the people he was elected to serve. If you don’t see him at a community parade, county fair or dairy breakfast, you can catch him at one of his public town-hall meetings, which he’s done more than 200.
Throughout his time in Washington, Sean’s focus has been on creating new jobs, growing the economy by eliminating burdensome regulations on small businesses, and reducing the nation’s long-term debts and deficits. He’s one of the few members of his caucus to have introduced a replacement to health care reform that would lower costs and make health care more affordable. From his seat on the House Financial Services Committee, where he serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, Sean has defended the interests of small community banks and isn’t afraid to hold top leadersin the banking industry or government accountable.
Sean has also kept his promise to Wisconsin’s farmer’s and sportsmen by fighting to delist the Gray Wolf in Northern Wisconsin. He continues to work with President Trump on behalf of the 7th Congressional District to make sure they get the best representation possible as we saw when the White House reversed their decision to close the Blackwell Jobs Corps Center in Leona, Wisconsin. Sean has been a champion for the people of Northern Wisconsin, and he works his heart out every day to represent Wisconsin values in Washington, D.C.
As you know from his family history, lumberjacking is in Sean’s DNA. Before he became a Congressman, Sean was a nationally recognized professional lumberjack athlete, a world champion in the speed climb and an accomplished logroller. 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 worked for two years in Hayward before being appointed to serve as the District Attorney of Ashland County. Working together with law enforcement, Sean helped make Ashland County one of the first in the state to investigate and prosecute child Internet sex crimes. It’s something that he is most proud of and the community is better off for.
Sean and his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy, are the proud parents of eight children, soon to be 9 – Evita, Jack, Lucia-Belen, John-Paul, Paloma, MariaVictoria, Margarita, and Patrick. To keep the Duffy lumberjack tradition alive, as soon as Sean’s kids learn to walk, he teaches them how to log roll and carry on the family tradition. The Duffy kids are growing up the way Sean did, surrounded by the beauty and values of Northwestern Wisconsin.