|South Dakota House District 26B|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Base salary||$6,000/session; $129/day for interim committees|
|Per diem||$110/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
Schaefer owns cash grain, cow-calf, and cow-lease ranches. Schaefer attended Northern State College in Aberdeen.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schaefer served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schaefer served on the following committees:
|South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Shawn Bordeaux defeated Joshua Wilson in the Democratic primary for District 26A. Bordeaux is unopposed in the general election. Marty Jandreau was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and incumbent James Schaefer was unopposed in the Republican primary for District 26B. Jandreau will face Schaefer in the general election.
Schaefer won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 26B. Schaefer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Maynard J. Konechne (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|South Dakota House of Representatives, District 26B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||James Schaefer Incumbent||58.9%||2,981|
|South Dakota State House, District 21 (2010)|
|Kent Juhnke (R)||4,222||31.14%|
|James Schaefer (R)||3,488||25.72%|
|David Reis (D)||3,161||23.31%|
|Norm Cihak (D)||2,689||19.83%|
Comprehensive donor information for James Schaefer is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, James Schaefer raised a total of $21,372 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 27, 2013.
|James Schaefer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 26B||$0|
|2010||South Dakota House of Representatives, District 21||$21,372|
|Grand Total Raised||$21,372|
2012James Schaefer won re-election to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, James Schaefer raised a total of $0.
|South Dakota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Schaefer's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Schaefer raised $21,372 in contributions.
He contributed the most to his campaign, with $17,721 in contributions.
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- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Farm Credit Services of America, "2011 Nominating Committee Candidates South Dakota," accessed March 10, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Current Candidates for Primary Election," May 2, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Primary Election Unofficial Results," accessed June 3, 2014
- Office of the South Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2012
- South Dakota State Board of Elections, "South Dakota House of Representatives Official General Election Results, 2010," accessed March 10, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Schaefer, James," accessed September 27, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
Thomas Deadrick (R)
|South Dakota House of Representatives District 21
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