Madison, is a 1984 Dakota State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education. He is a State Farm Insurance agent in Madison where he has achieved many accomplishments, including Agency Masters Club and Chairman’s Circle. He is an active member of Madison’s Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Area Development Association. Schaefer currently serves on the DSU Foundation Board of Trustees and is active in supporting local and area schools and their students. Appointed by Governor Rounds in 2009, his term will expire in 2021.