Wisconsin 75th District Representative Romaine Quinn (R-Barron) is considering a run for U.S. 7th Congressional District seat.
On Monday, Representative Sean Duffy announced he would be resigning from the Congressional seat to help care for a child with health complications. On Tuesday, DrydenWire.com spoke directly with Rep. Quinn regarding Congressman Duffy’s resignation announcement.
Quinn stated that he was sad to hear of the news, and how he’s enjoyed working with his staff and participating in numerous parades with the Congressman and his family. “Sean’s energy and enthusiasm united northern Wisconsin around our core, common sense, American values. He has been an amazing fighter for us in Washington.”
Quinn, who is a 3rd-term state representative and part of the assembly republican leadership team also lives in the 7th district.
“I love my job in the Assembly and the people I currently represent, so leaving Wisconsin to spend more time in D.C. would be hard,” said Quinn. “However there are numerous issues, such as the current dairy crisis and the cost of healthcare that breaks my heart. Many of these issues require federal action — it’s not something my colleagues and I can completely fix at the state level.”
Quinn said he is currently discussing the possibility of a run with his family and supporters.
Rep. Romaine Quinn
It is not known at this time when a special election will be held. Governor Tony Evers is the one who picks the date for a Congressional seat vacancy and has yet to announce when that will be.
Rep. Quinn sat down with Ben Dryden of DrydenWire.com in July for a live facebook chat: