Schoemehl and Sifton Will Compete in Democratic Primary For Lembke’s District

The winner will face incumbent Sen. Jim Lembke in November. Reps. Cloria Brown and Marsha Haefner also filed for re-election.

Filing for state and congressional representatives closed Tuesday with a few candidates putting their name in at the last minute, according to the unofficial candidate filing record.

Scott Sifton (D-Affton) filed Tuesday afternoon in a Democratic primary that will include former South County representative Sue Schoemehl and Michael Vogt.

One of the three will face Sen. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay) in the new First Senate District that includes Mehlville, Oakville, Affton, Maplewood and Webster Groves.

Sifton, who has represented Lemay and Affton since 2010, served nine years on the Affton school board.  

“We need a senator who will work with businesses on job creation while standing up for our retirees, working families and children,” Sifton said in a release Tuesday.

Schoemehl represented South County for 8 years in the Missouri House of Representatives and is a alum. 

Vogt serves as the Missouri House’s District 66 representative, serving Affton and parts of Marlborough. He works as an attorney and attended Affton High School.

Lembke was the .

Missouri House of Representatives

Republican incumbents Marsha Haefner and Cloria Brown have both filed for re-election for Districts 95 and 94 respectively.

Haefner, who was elected in 2010 to represent Oakville, will face Democrat Joe Zelle in November. No other Republicans filed for the primary. 

Brown will contend fellow Republican Tim Hotop, who filed March 14.

Former house representative Vicki Lorenz Englund was the only Democrat that filed in District 94. Englund is currently serving on the Lindbergh school board and lost to Brown in 2010.

Second Congressional District Candidates

The following candidates filed to run for the new Second Congressional District, which includes Mehlville and Oakville.


Marshall Works

George (Boots) Weber

Harold Whitfield

Glenn Koenen


John Morris

Ann Wagner

James O Baker

Randy Jotte


Bill Slantz


Anatol Zorikova




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