Cisse Spragins

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Cisse Spragins
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Candidate for
Secretary of State of Missouri
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
Master'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D.University of Wisconsin-Madison
Place of birthJackson, Tennessee
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Cisse Spragins was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for Missouri Secretary of State. She ran for U.S. Senate in 2010.


Spragins was raised on a farm in Jackson, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee for her undergraduate studies, earning her bachelor's of science in chemistry. She continued her higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she continued excelling across scientific disciplines. When Spragins eventually left the University of Wisconin, she did so armed with an M.S. in Chemistry, an M.S. in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics. Following graduation, she spent 10 years moving up the ranks within a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of rodent control products, going from Researcher, to Technical Director and then to Director of International Business Development for the company. As Director of International Business Development, she was deployed to England for three years and set up an office for the company there.[1]

In 1998, Spragins segued into a new career venture when she relocated to Minneapolis Minnesota and founded her own business, Rockwell Labs Ltd, which develops, manufactures and markets health sanitation and structural pest management products. While living in Minnesota, she became active in the Libertarian Party, serving as the Minnesota State Coordinator for the Badnarik campaign in 2004. After the election, she moved the business to Kansas City, where she lives today.[1]


  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Tennessee
  • M.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. Chemistry, University of Wisonsin-Madison
  • Ph.D Plasma Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Political Career

After being Minnesota State Coordinator for the Badnarik campaign in 2004 Spragins moved to Kansas City, Missouri, bringing her political activism along with her. She became the Missouri Libertarian Party Vice Chair in 2008 and was elected Chair in June 2010. She helped publish a revamped version of the party's newsletter, "Show Me Freedom," and represents the party at state fairs and other local events.[1]

Spragins first ran for elected office in 2010 as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate. She was unsuccessful in securing the primary nomination, leaving fellow Libertarian Jonathon Dine to advance to the general election.



See also: Missouri secretary of state election, 2012

Spragins ran for Secretary of State as a Libertarian candidate. She lost against major party nominees Shane Schoeller ((R)), and Jason Kander ((D), as well as Constitution Party candidate Justin Harter in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Missouri Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Kander 48.9% 1,298,022
     Republican Shane Schoeller 47.4% 1,258,937
     Libertarian Cisse Spragins 2.7% 70,814
     Constitution Justin Harter 1% 27,710
Total Votes 2,655,483
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.


See also: U.S. Senate election, Missouri, 2010
  • Primary election
  • Spragins lost in the Libertarian primary race to Jonathan Dine.
U.S. Senate, Missouri Primary Election Libertarian Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathon Dine 58.6% 2,069
Cisse Spragisns 41.4% 1,460
Total Votes 3,529



Spragins currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Sean. She is active in her neighborhood church, Melrose United Methodist Church.


Libertarian Party Committee Contact
Cisse Spragins, Chair
3425 Gladstone Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64123


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