Doyle Niemann

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Doyle L. Niemann
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 47th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2003
Personal details
Born (1947-03-19) March 19, 1947 (age 67)
Grand Island, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Residence Mount Rainier, Maryland
Occupation attorney
Religion Unitarian Universalist
Member, City Council, Mount Rainier, Maryland 1983-87

Doyle L. Niemann (born March 19, 1947) is an American politician who represents district 47 in the Maryland House of Delegates.


Delegate Nieman was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on March 19, 1947. He was a Regents Scholar at the University of Nebraska where he attended from 1965 to 1967. He then graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in government in 1969 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Teaching fellowship, Graduate School of Government, University of Texas, 1970. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1997 (Order of Coif; Editor, Maryland Law Review). He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1997. An Assistant State's Attorney for Prince George's County since 1998, Delegate Niemann currently specializes in prosecuting economic and white-collar crimes. He previously served on the Mount Rainier City Council (1983–1987), the Maryland Democratic Committee (1986–1990), and the Prince George's County Board of Education (1996–2002). He lives in Mount Rainier.[1]

In the legislature[edit]

Member of House of Delegates since January 8, 2003. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 2007- (environment subcommittee, 2007-; housing & real property subcommittee, 2007-; natural resources subcommittee, 2007-; chair, ground rent work group, 2007-).

Delegate Neiman has been instrumental in legislation addressing consumer economic issues including the 2005 enactment of the Protection of Homeowners in Foreclosure Act (PHIFA) and the 2008 efforts to modernize Maryland's draconian foreclosure procedures. PHIFA was one of the very early attempts by a state to end what is commonly known as a foreclosure rescue scheme (or fraud).[1] PHIFA has been the model for other states fighting these frauds. In 2008, Delegate Niemann was once again a leader in the House in the successful fight to strengthen the standards for mortgage brokers, to make substantial changes to the Maryland procedures for foreclosures that protected consumers, and to improve PHIFA. Notably, these financial measures were taken months before the majority of Americans were aware of the financial crisis that hit the nation in the fall of 2008.


Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[3]
  • voted against slots in 2005 (HB1361)[4]
  • voted in favor the Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[5]
  • voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents in 2007(SB106)[6]
  • voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[7]

Past elections[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 47th District[2]
Voters to choose three:
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Jolene Ivey, Democratic 12,860   35.5%    Won
Victor R. Ramirez, Democratic 12,231   33.6%    Won
Doyle L. Niemann, Democratic 11,229   30.8%    Won
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Other write-ins 120   .3%    
  1. ^ Dreams Foreclosed: The Rampant Theft of Americans’ Homes Through Equity-Stripping Foreclosure “Rescue” Scams; National Consumer Law Center (2005).
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved July 26, 2007.