Legislative Branch

Featured Member of the Legislative Branch for Prayer

Sean Duffy, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin

Sean Patrick Duffy was born in October 1971 in Hayward, Wisconsin. He holds a degree in marketing from St. Mary’s University and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Prior to his political career, Duffy was a color commentator for ESPN and the Great Outdoor Games. An avid logger, he holds two speed-climbing titles (sprinting up 80 and 90-foot poles), as well as log rolling. He has also appeared on several television programs including a reality television show.

He served as district attorney in Wisconsin for six years. Duffy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming his office in January 2011.

He is married to Rachel Campos-Duffy, and they have eight children. He is a practicing Roman Catholic.


IN THE NEWS

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., accepted a meeting with a Russian lawyer who he was led to believe had compromising information on Hillary Clinton. The woman also was pitched as having “high-level ties” to the Russian government. Trump Jr. claims nothing came from the meeting.

Wisconsin Representative Sean Duffy said that he finds the media reporting on the incident during the campaign hypocritical, arguing Russia was only reported as a “hostile power” after President Trump was elected.

“In politics, if I meet with, whether it’s a citizen or a non-citizen, and they give me information or an idea or talk about policy, there’s nothing wrong with that. That’s not a crime,” Duffy told CNN.