|Minority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates|
|Assumed office |
May 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Tony O'Donnell|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates|
from the 31st district
|Assumed office |
January 10, 2007
|Preceded by||John R. Leopold|
|Born||January 16, 1979|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Education||Anne Arundel Community College|
Nicholaus R. Kipke (born January 16, 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 is a businessman, investor, and works as a Territory Manager for Reps and Associates, Inc., a manufacturers' representative firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
In the Legislature
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 was elected Minority Leader in 2013, unseating Tony O'Donnell.
- 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- Passed legislation in 2009 that repealed the Maryland Soda Fountain/Dispenser Tax, which had been on the books since 1926.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)
- 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.
- 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 31st District
- 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%
- Jackson, Alex (May 1, 2013). "Kipke ousts O'Donnell as Maryland House GOP leader". The Capital. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
- "2007 Regular Session - Vote Record 0690". mlis.state.md.us.
- "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved on Sept. 22, 2007
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