|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 7|
|January 3, 2011-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|District Attorney, Ashland County, WI|
|Bachelor's||St. Marys College|
|J.D.||William Mitchell College of Law|
|Birthday||October 3, 1971|
|Place of birth||Hayward, WI|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 District 7
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
- 2011-present: U.S. House of Representatives
- 2002-2010: District Attorney of Ashland County, WI
Duffy is a member of the following House committees:
- House Financial Services Committee
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity
- Joint Economic Committee
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). Incumbent Dave Obey did not seek re-election.
|U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 7, 2010|
|Democratic||Julie M. Lassa||44.5%||113,018|
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 7th District, 2010 - Sean Duffy Campaign Contributions|
|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|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Duffy paid his congressional staff a total of $780,342 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Duffy's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-489,989 to $154,994, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage voting with party
Duffy voted with the Republican Party 91.7% of the time, which ranked 151 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting. Duffy ranked 7th on the list. The article notes that Republican state legislators traded some of the Democratic leaning areas with Republican areas, "making the district a toss-up and giving him a better chance of holding on to the seat."
Duffy and his wife, Rachel, met on the MTV reality show "The Real World." They have six children.
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- Gov Track "Duffy" Accessed May 25, 2012
- Official House website "Biography," Accessed November 22, 2011
- Official House website "Committees," Accessed November 22, 2011
- Politico "Freshmen face 2012 dilemma," April 22, 2012
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "2010 Race: Wisconsin District 07," Accessed November 22, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Sean Duffy," Accessed September 7, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
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