Luke Clippinger is a native Baltimorean, a prosecutor who advocates for victims of crime, and a leader in the General Assembly.
Luke works as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Anne Arundel County, where he seeks justice for victims of domestic violence and property crimes. Luke’s work as an ASA has given him insight into what does and doesn’t work in the criminal justice system. As a delegate, Luke has used that knowledge to shield those who seek protective orders against abusers, to give law enforcement tools to stop the “straw purchase” of guns, and to increase penalties for part-time teachers who enter into sexual relationships with their students. In 2015, Luke Clippinger received the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault Visionary Award.
Luke now serves on the House Economic Matters Committee. On ECM, Luke has led the way to expand opportunities for Marylanders to generate solar energy. He sponsored the Community Solar Pilot program which will allow over a million Maryland households to save money on their electricity bills by purchasing shares of solar arrays. This leadership was recognized by the Maryland/ DC/ Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association who gave Luke its Solar Champion award.
In 2015, Luke was selected to be the chair of the Democratic caucus in the House of Delegates; as such, he is also on the Speaker’s Leadership team. He was a German Marshall Fellow in 2012, chosen from leaders across the country to help deepen relationships with leaders in Europe.