[photo, Nicholaus R. Kipke, Maryland State Delegate] NICHOLAUS R. KIPKE
Republican, District 31B, Anne Arundel County

Member of House of Delegates since January 10, 2007 (representing District 31, 2007-15; District 31B since January 14, 2015). Member, Health and Government Operations Committee, 2007- (minority health disparities subcommittee, 2007-11; insurance subcommittee, 2007-18; ranking minority member designated by republican caucus, 2009-11; government operations subcommittee, 2011-14; estates & trusts subcommittee, 2015-17; health facilities & occupations subcommittee, 2017; health facilities & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2017-18; health occupations & long-term care subcommittee, 2019; insurance & pharmaceuticals subcommittee, 2019-; government operations & health facilities subcommittee, 2020-). Member, Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2014-; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2019-; Marijuana Legalization Work Group, 2019-; Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-. Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2010-14; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2011. Minority Leader, 2013-21. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2013-21; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2013-21; Spending Affordability Committee, 2013-21; Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, 2015, 2019; Consent Calendars Committee, 2015-21; Affordable Care Act (ACA) Work Group, 2018; Opioid Work Group, 2018. Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2013 (chair, work group on correctional facilities residential drug treatment, 2008-09; member, work group on clean & healthy waterways, 2009-10; capital budget committee, 2018). Member, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2013-.

Member, Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2008-09; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2009-10; Maryland Communities for a Lifetime Commission, 2010-11; Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2011-15.

Member, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, Anne Arundel County, 2005-07.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 1979. Attended Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, Maryland; Anne Arundel Community College. Manufacturer Representative, Vice-President, REPS & Associates, Inc., 2000-. Restaurant Manager, FriendCo Restaurants, 1995-2000. Vice-Chair, Maryland Interfaith Recover Coalition, 2005-06. Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 2005-08. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Member, North County Republican Club; Board of Directors, Providence Center, 2018-. Life member, 100 Club of Anne Arundel County. Honorary President, Maryland Pharmacy Association, 2019-20. Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and University of Maryland School of Law, 2016. Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation, 2020. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2008. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association, 2010. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Academy of Audiology, 2011. Legislator of the Year, The Human Society of America, 2012. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists, 2015. Eugene McCrary Award, Maryland Optometric Association, 2016. President’s Award of Excellence, Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company, 2016. Very Important Professional Successful by 40, Daily Record, 2017. Casper R. Taylor, Jr. Founder's Award, House of Delegates, 2018. Most Influential Community Member, The Pasadena Voice, 2019. Chair, Church Council, Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church, Pasadena, Maryland, 2001-02. Married; three children.

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