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Revision as of 06:27, 20 December 2011

Sean Duffy
Sean Duffy.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, 7th District
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District Attorney, Ashland County, WI
2002-2010
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Marys College
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayOctober 3, 1971
Place of birthHayward, WI
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Duffy (b. October 3, 1971) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Duffy represents the 7th congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2010.

Biography

Duffy was a professional lumberjack athlete, and competed in lumberjack shows to put himself through law school. After earning his J.D., he went into private practice and soon became District Attorney of Ashland County, WI.[1]

Career

  • 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Duffy is a member of the following House committees[2]:

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Duffy has voted with the Republican Party 91.7% of the time, which ranked 151 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Duffy won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Julie M. Lassa (D) and Gary Kauther (Independent No War No Bailout).[4] Incumbent Dave Obey did not seek re-election.

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 7, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Duffy 52.2% 132,551
     Democratic Julie M. Lassa 44.5% 113,018
     Independent Gary Kauther 3.3% 8,397
Total Votes 253,966

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Duffy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Duffy won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Duffy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,977,172 and spent $1,918,211.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 7th District, 2010 - Sean Duffy Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,977,172
Total Spent $1,918,211
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,271,594
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,270,399
Top contributors to Sean Duffy's campaign committee
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee

Personal

Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.[1]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Obey
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 7th District
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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