Nic Kipke

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Nicholaus R. Kipke
Nic Kipke (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 31st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2007
Preceded by John R. Leopold & Joan Cadden
Personal details
Born (1979-01-26) January 26, 1979 (age 35)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican
Religion Roman Catholic

Nicholaus R. Kipke (born January 26, 1979) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates as of 2007 and is the Minority Leader in the House of Delegates. He is a Delegate representing Maryland District 31 including all of Pasadena, Brooklyn Park, and parts of Glen Burnie, Severna Park and Millersville.

Kipke serves on the Health and Government Operations Committee and on two health related subcommittees, Insurance and Minority Disparities. In 2009 he was appointed Ranking Member of this committee by then Minority Leader, Del. Tony O'Donnell. His appointment came after veteran legislator and retired pharmacist, Delegate Elliott stepped aside. Elliott personally urged the minority leader to select Kipke as his replacement.

Kipke is a businessman, investor, and works as a Territory Manager for Reps and Associates, Inc., a manufacturers' representative firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • Passed legislation in 2010 to allow dental hygienists to work independently, within their scope of practice, in long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
  • Authored legislation that created the Maryland Commission on Autism in 2009.
  • Passed legislation in 2009 that required a preference for environment-friendly cleaning products in public schools.
  • Co-sponsored legislation in 2009 to require that American flags purchased by the State of Maryland be made in the United States.
  • Passed legislation in 2009 that repealed the Maryland Soda Fountain/Dispenser Tax, which had been on the books since 1926.
  • Sponsored and passed the Fallen Soldier Privacy Protection Act of 2008.
  • Sponsored and passed a major pharmaceutical reform measure in 2008 to improve transparency and reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
  • Co-sponsored legislation in 2008 that prohibits the sale of children's items that contain lead paint.
  • Co-sponsored legislation in 2008 to require all state expenditures be posted online for public scrutiny.
  • Voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[1]
  • Voted for the ban on panhandling in Anne Arundel County that took effect on October 1, 2007
  • Voted for Martin O'Malley's budget in 2007 but against it in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 31st District[1]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Steve Schuh, Rep. 19,049   18.4%    Won
Nicholaus R. Kipke, Rep. 18,150   17.5%    Won
Donald H. Dwyer, Jr., Rep. 17,558   17.0%    Won
Thomas J. Fleckenstein, Dem. 16,654   16.1%    Lost
Craig A. Reynolds, Dem. 14,454   14.0%    Lost
Joan Cadden, Dem. 17,533   16.9%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 75   0.1%    

Tenure[edit]

Kipke was elected Minority Leader in 2013, unseating Tony O'Donnell.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept. 22, 2007
  2. ^ http://m.capitalgazette.com/news/government/kipke-ousts-o-donnell-as-maryland-house-gop-leader/article_9d6104d9-d65c-5c68-882a-70671c21e1ea.html?mode=jqm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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