Posted at 12:20 p.m. on August 26, 2019
The Brillion News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, R-7th District, is resigning from the House of Representatives. He cited a family matter – the upcoming birth of a child with a heart condition.
“After eight and a half years, the time has come for me to focus more on the reason we fight these battles – family,” Duffy wrote in a press release on Monday, August 26. “Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition … It is not an easy decision – because I truly love being your Congressman – but it is the right decision for my family, which is my first love and responsibility.”
His resignation is effective on September 23.
“I will miss being your Congressman, but I am also looking forward to having more time with my family, being home for more birthdays and hockey games, and having time to enjoy and care for our new baby girl, who is already so loved by our family,” Duffy said.
He and his wife, Rachel, have eight children, and live in Wausau. He was born in Hayward, served as Ashland County District Attorney, and, as a boy, was a log-roller and speed climber. He served as an ESPN commentator on coverage of the Great Outdoor Games.