Since its formation in 1819, Washington Parish has been served by numerous sheriffs. Randy "Country" Seal was elected Sheriff in 2011, re-elected for a second term in 2015, and then elected again for a third term in 2019. His third term will expire the end of June, 2024. Prior to taking office as Sheriff of Washington Parish, Sheriff Seal served as Tax Assessor for eighteen years and is a Certified Louisiana Assessor.
A native of the Village of Varnado in the northeastern quadrant of Washington Parish, Sheriff Seal received his baccalaureate degree in Social Studies Education for the University of Central Oklahoma and his Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a graduate of the National Sheriffs' Institute, the Louisiana Sheriffs' Institute and the LSU Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy. Prior to his election as Assessor, Sheriff Seal worked as a deputy sheriff for the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, a teacher at Rayburn Correctional Center, and a teacher in the public schools of Washington Parish.
Sheriff Seal is married to Sheila Brennan Seal. They have five children and eight grandchildren.