Congressman Sean Duffy was born and raised in Hayward, Wisconsin. 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 Hayward's founding settlers, was a sawyer for 27 years.
Congressman Duffy has never strayed far from his roots, becoming a nationally recognized professional lumberjack athlete. He is a two-time world champion in the 90-foot speed climb, three-time champion in the 60-foot and an accomplished log-roller. Sean has been a color commentator for ESPN's Great Outdoor Games, as well as a Badger State Games Honorary Athlete and takes pride in bringing national attention to a sport with vital roots in Wisconsin's proud history.
The tenth of eleven siblings, Congressman Duffy 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, he became the acting assistant D.A, and later the District Attorney of Ashland County. Congressman Duffy recently concluding ten years of service to the people of Ashland County, first as Special Prosecutor, then District Attorney.
As District Attorney, Congressman Duffy was recognized as an aggressive prosecutor with a trial success rate over 90%. He is most proud of his dedication to prosecuting child sex crimes. Working together with law enforcement, Congressman Duffy helped make Ashland County one of the first counties in the state to investigate and prosecute child internet sex crimes.
Through the MTV show, “The Real World,” Congressman Duffy met his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy, an Arizona native. Together, they are the proud parents of six children: Evita, Jack, Lucia-Belen, John-Paul, Paloma, and MariaVictoria.
Having experienced a quintessential small-town childhood, Congressman Duffy wants nothing less for his own family. As he and his wife raise their children, they are surrounded by the idyllic beauty and solid values of northwestern Wisconsin. And, of course, as soon as the Duffy children learn to walk, they are taught how to logroll. They have performed in logrolling exhibitions and competitions throughout the region.
Congressman Duffy is committed to fighting for the values and ideals enshrined in our nation’s Constitution: the principles of life, liberty, limited government and personal responsibility. He will work on the Financial Services Committee to bring stability and security to our financial markets and to empower the American entrepreneur and unleash the potential of the private sector.