Duffy for Congress
P.O. Box 538
Wausau, WI 54402
From candidate Website
Sean P. Duffy recently concluded ten years of service to the people of Ashland County, Wisconsin -- first as Special Prosecutor, then District Attorney. Sean was recognized as an aggressive prosecutor with a better than 90% trial success rate. 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 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.
Four generations later, Sean is carrying on the family tradition as 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, 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, he became the acting assistant D.A, and later the District Attorney of Ashland County.
Among Wisconsin's younger voters, Sean is known for having been cast on MTV's iconic reality show, The Real World. Through the show, Sean met Arizona native Rachel Campos, and a year and a half later, they married and returned to northwestern Wisconsin to raise their family. Sean and Rachel are the parents of six children – ten year old Evita, eight year old Jack, six year old Lucia-Belen, three year old John-Paul, two year old Paloma, and their latest addition, MariaVictoria, born April 1, 2010.
Having experienced a quintessential small-town childhood, Sean wanted nothing less for his own family. Now, his kids are growing up surrounded by the idyllic beauty and solid values of northwestern Wisconsin. Not surprisingly, as soon as Sean's kids learn to walk, he teaches them how to logroll and they perform in logrolling exhibition and competitions throughout the region.
Sean believes that much is at stake in the 2010 cycle for his children, and the 7th District. If his Congressional bid is successful, he knows he will be taking an important step to preserve Wisconsin values and the Wisconsin way of life.