I proudly announce my candidacy for District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District for the November 2020 election. I am currently the chief deputy district attorney in the District Attorney's Office. The cornerstone of my campaign will be to promote an expanded approach to prosecution that is smarter, braver, and more community-oriented.
In my experience, successful convictions are not the result of a single person making one-sided decisions. They stem from the hard work and ideas of a diverse team—from law enforcement, health and human services, victim advocacy groups, and victims themselves.
For the past five years, I have been the special prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District focusing on sex crimes. During this time, Rhonda Follman, former executive director of the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center, and I have worked together extensively on such cases. “When we have a prosecutor who’s not afraid to go to trial on cases like these—ones that are gravely important and highly emotionally-charged—it’s not only a win for our community but a win for the victims of these atrocious crimes,” she said. “Seth’s approach to prosecution has really helped victims go from surviving to thriving.”
I envision moving the Office forward by adopting modern business practices. I hold both law and business degrees and believe that giving our attorneys the tools necessary to succeed and holding them accountable to a common goal is the foundation for any effective organization.
I welcome your campaign input and ideas for improving the Office. Please complete the form below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Seth D. Ryan
Seth is officially the Republican candidate for District Attorney of the Seventh Judicial District on the June 2020 primary ballot!
Here he is with Seventh District Chair Dave Laursen signing the paperwork to send in to the Secretary of State.
UPDATE 7/1/2020: Seth wins the primary and is on the November 3, 2020, ballot.