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Nicholaus Kipke

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Nicholaus Kipke
Maryland House of Delegates District 31B
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Minority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates
April 30, 2013 - present
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJanuary 26, 1979
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionREPS and Associates Incorporated
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Nicholaus R. Kipke (b. January 26, 1979) is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 31B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Kipke began serving as Minority Leader following an April 30, 2013 closed-door vote that saw the ouster of Anthony O'Donnell.[1]


Kipke's professional experience includes working as a Territory Manager/Manufacturer Representative with REPS and Associates, Inc. and General Manager with FriendCo Restaurants.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kipke served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kipke served on these committees:



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Jeremiah Chiappelli and Doug Morris defeated Stan Janor in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Nicholaus R. Kipke and Meagan C. Simonaire defeated incumbent Don Dwyer, Jr., Brian A. Chisholm, Paul William Drgos, Jr., Gus Kurtz, Faith M. Loudon and David Lee Therrien in the Republican primary. Kipke and Simonaire defeated Chiappelli and Morris in the general election for two seats.[2][3]

Maryland House of Delegates District 31B, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNicholaus Kipke Incumbent 40% 20,858
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMeagan C. Simonaire 37.5% 19,555
     Democratic Jeremiah Chiappelli 12.1% 6,332
     Democratic Doug Morris 10.3% 5,394
Total Votes 52,139

Maryland House of Delegates, District 31B Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeremiah Chiappelli 35.9% 2,088
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Morris 35.2% 2,048
Stan Janor 29% 1,686
Total Votes 5,822
Maryland House of Delegates, District 31B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNicholaus R. Kipke 31% 3,920
Green check mark transparent.pngMeagan C. Simonaire 24.3% 3,075
Gus Kurtz 14.1% 1,779
Brian A. Chisholm 12.7% 1,607
Faith M. Loudon 8.1% 1,017
Don Dwyer, Jr. 7% 890
Paul William Drgos, Jr. 1.8% 230
David Lee Therrien 0.9% 111
Total Votes 12,629


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Kipke successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He took the first of three seats in the district.[4]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nicholaus Kipke (R) 24,143
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Schuh (R) 22,805
Green check mark transparent.png Don Dwyer, Jr. (R) 22,452
Jeremiah Chiappelli (D) 12,943
Justin Towles (D) 11,968
Robert Eckert (D) 11,856
Joshua Crandall (L) 2,015
Cory Faust, Sr. (C) 1,660


On November 7, 2006, Nicholaus Kipke, Jr. ran for District 31 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Steve Schuh but beating Don Dwyer, Jr., Joan Cadden, Thomas Fleckenstein, and Craig Reynolds.[5]

Nicholaus Kipke raised $95,967 for his campaign.[6]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 31
Candidates Votes Percent
Steve Schuh (R) 19,049 18.4%
Nicholaus Kipke (R) 18,150 17.5%
Don Dwyer, Jr. (R) 17,558 17.0%
Joan Cadden (D) 17,533 16.9%
Thomas Fleckenstein (D) 16,654 16.1%
Craig Reynolds (D) 14,454 14.0%
Write-Ins 58 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Kipke was up for re-election, he collected $55,854 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nicholaus Kipke's campaign in 2010
Citizens To Elect Bob Costa$4,000
Telford, Judy$2,500
Epic Pharmacies$1,500
Citizens To Elect Mike Jacobs$1,475
Iggy Apparel$1,315
Total Raised in 2010 $55,854


In 2006, Nicholaus Kipke collected $95,967 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Morgan Kipke $21,170
Nicholaus Kipke $17,793
Friends of Ron Dillion, Jr. $3,000
Erik Robey $2,000
Associated Builders & Contractors $1,000


Kipke is a member of the Maryland Council for New Americans, Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, and Drug & Alcohol Abuse Council of Anne Arundel County.[9]

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