SD Dem. Party Chair, former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler dies

Outgoing South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman, former U.S. Attorney and longtime federal prosecutor Randy Seiler has died at age 76. He had also served as a states attorney and circuit court judge.

Seiler died Monday after suffering a heart attack last week.

Current U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, Alison Ramsdell says Seiler served South Dakota for over two decades as a federal prosecutor and, ultimately, as United States Attorney. Ramsdell says “he led with unparalleled dedication to the cause of justice and equality under the law.”

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds also offered his condolences, noting that Seiler was his neighbor in Fort Pierre. Rounds says Seiler was not only my neighbor but a good friend. Rounds says Seiler cared deeply for our state and our citizens.

Seiler grew up in Herreid, South Dakota and served in the U.S. Air Force, which included a year-long tour in Vietnam.


April 19, 2023