Brad Pfaff


Last updated October 20th, 2022 at 8:48pm GMT.



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Voters will first learn that at the age of 18, Derrick Van Orden started his distinguished service to our country. Twenty-six years later he retired as a Navy SEAL Senior Chief. He is now running to represent Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District to bring common sense leadership to Congress.

Voters will then learn that Brad Pfaff is a career politician, hell-bent on supporting Joe Biden’s reckless policies that have shut down small businesses, devastated Wisconsin’s farm economy and brought big city crime problems to rural Wisconsin. Derrick Van Orden spent 26 years as a navy SEAL Senior Chief and is running to bring common sense to Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District.

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Derrick Van Orden started his long career of military service at the age of 18. Derrick’s desire to serve with the best found him serving as an elite Navy SEAL, where he retired after 26 years as a Senior Chief. His first combat deployment was to Bosnia Herzegovina immediately following the signing of the Dayton Accords. During this time, he came to understand how truly unique and wonderful America was and why it was so important to protect. Van Orden followed that with 4 other combat deployments, several in troubled areas around the world such as Afghanistan and Iraq. During his tour in Europe in 2012, under the Obama administration, he was responsible for planning Special Operations contingency operations for the European Continent. This is where he learned that when America has ineffectual leaders, Americans pay the price for this lack of strength. The direct result of this was the tragic killing of his former teammate Ty Woods and fellow SEAL Glen Doherty during the terrorist attack on the embassy annex in Benghazi, Libya.

Later in his military career Derrick got involved with acting. He started in the 2012 motion picture Act of Valor followed by appearances in two more films. He is also the author of the best selling book A Book of Man: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood.

After retirement, Derrick utilized his leadership skills in the private sector consulting with Fortune 500 companies until he and his wife Sara retired to their farm in Wisconsin.


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Update 10/30:

Daily Caller: “Wisconsin Dem Takes Thousands In Campaign Cash From Pelosi After Promising To Oppose Her As Leader”

Hot Air: “Wisconsin Dem candidate confused as to why voters don’t care about January 6”

Update 10/3:

Breitbart: “House Candidate Brad Pfaff Campaigns with Pro-Defund the Police Democrat Mandela Barnes”

Update 9/27:

Pfaff campaigning with Rep. Adam Schiff

Biden Endorses Brad Pfaff

WisPolitics: “Pfaff campaign: Joe Biden endorsement for State Senate”

Stimulus to Prisoners

The Washington Examiner: “Nearly $1 billion in stimulus funds sent to prisoners in 2021, ‘terrorists and perverts’ got $1,400 checks.”

Newsweek: “Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Got $1,400 in COVID Relief…”

Spending and Inflation

Associated Press: “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes”

CNN Business: “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher”

The Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%.”

Wisconsin State Farmer: “Farmers say they are struggling with inflation, volatile prices”

MarketWatch: “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge.”

Raising Taxes

La Crosse Tribune: “County Board raises tax levy 7.95%”

La Crosse Tribune: “Big County Budget Draws Little Heat”


Washington Post: “How the House spending bill sets a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants”

Illegal Immigrants Get $10.5 Billion from Child Tax Credit in Reconciliation; More than Previously Estimated

KATV: “Build Back Better Act would grant amnesty to millions of people, CBO says”