BREAKING NEWS (as of 9:47 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5)

Englund nails down Democratic nomination in 85th Missouri House district

Vicki Lorenz Englund

Vicki Lorenz Englund

By BURKE WASSON

Political newcomer Vicki Lorenz Englund won the Democratic nomination for for the 85th District Missouri House seat.

Englund handily defeated challenger Ron Wagganer with 1,221 votes — 66.98 percent — among Democratic voters in the 85th District.

Wagganer received 602 votes, or 33.02 percent.

Englund will now face Republican Cloria Brown of Lemay in the November election for the 85th District Missouri House seat.

Brown was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

The winner of the November election will unseat Rep. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay, as he is seeking election to the 1st State Senate district.