Sifton defeats Schoemehl in Democratic primary for 1st District Senate seat

Scott Sifton

Scott Sifton

Staff Report

Democrat Scott Sifton will challenge Republican incumbent Jim Lembke in the Nov. 6 general election for the 1st District Missouri Senate seat.

Sifton prevailed over Sue Schoemehl in today’s Democratic primary, according to unofficial election results.

Sifton received 6,720 votes — 54.94 percent — while Schoemehl garnered 5,512 votes — 45.06 percent.

Sifton, of Affton, was elected to the Missouri House in 2010. He served on the Affton Board of Education from 2001 to 2010 and was board president from 2007 to 2009.

Schoemehl, of Oakville, represented District 100 in the Missouri House from 2003 to 2010.

Lembke, of Lemay, was elected to the Senate four years ago, narrowly defeating Democrat Joan Barry, a former state representative. He was unopposed in today’s primary

Missouri House 94th District

Rep. Cloria Brown prevailed over challenger Tim Hotop in today’s Republican primary for the 94th District Missouri House seat, according to unofficial election results.

Brown garnered 2,174 votes — 75.46 percent — while Hotop received 707 votes — 24.54 percent.

Brown, who currently represents District 85, now will face Democrat Vicki Lorenz Englund, a former state representative and current Lindbergh Board of Education member, in the Nov. 6 general election for the newly redrawn 94th District.

Brown was elected to the Missouri House two years ago when she defeated Englund, who was unopposed in today’s primary.

Missouri House District 93

Bob Burns defeated Joe Montecillo in today’s Democratic primary for the Missouri House District 93, according to unofficial election results.

Burns received 1,367 votes — 59 percent — while Montecillo garnered 949 votes — 41 percent.

Burns will square off against Republican Tony Leech in the Nov. 6 general election. Leech was unopposed in today’s primary.

Burns served as an alderman from 1982 to 1984 for the city of St. George, which since has disincorporated, and on the Affton Board of Education from 1984 to 1996.

Look for complete election coverage in the Aug. 16 Call.