South Dakota Democratic Party Statement on the Passing of Chair Randy Seiler


April 19, 2023

After a brief illness, South Dakota Democratic Party Chair Randy Seiler passed away last night surrounded by his family.

South Dakota Democratic Party acting Chair Jennifer Slaight-Hansen issued the following statement:

“I am in shock. We have lost one of the great leaders of our Party. I personally have lost a mentor and friend. I fall short of words to express my sadness on his sudden passing. I pray his soul rests in peace. I wish Wanda and his family immense strength as they move forward.”

At this time, final arrangements are pending.

Randy’s term as Chair was set to end on May 1, and Jennifer Slaight-Hansen will assume all responsibilities of Chair until her elected term begins on May 1.


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