Ahlers named new executive director of South Dakota Democrat Party

May 23, 2023

Sioux Falls, SD – The South Dakota Democratic Party has announced that Dan Ahlers will be the party’s new Executive Director.

Ahlers is a former administrator of the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce, small business owner, and one time state legislator.

In a statement released by the party, Ahlers said, “I am thankful for the opportunity to work for an organization with such a rich history of serving hardworking South Dakotans. From Kneip, Abourezk and McGovern to Daschle, Johnson and Herseth Sandlin to today’s exceptional and talented Democratic state legislators, the South Dakota Democratic Party has been here representing all South Dakotans. I look forward to continuing that legacy by growing our party and ensuring that every South Dakotan’s voice is not only heard, but represented.”