Luke will maintain LGBTQ representation in the Maryland General Assembly.
Luke Clippinger is a native Baltimorean, a prosecutor who advocates for victims of crime, and a leader in the General Assembly. Luke lives in the Riverside neighborhood in South Baltimore. He grew up in Reservoir Hill, where his family bought a house for one dollar on the promise that they would live there and renovate the property. Luke lived there growing up, and attended Baltimore City Public Schools from K to 12, graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (“Poly”). After receiving a BA from Earlham College and a law degree from the University of Louisville, Luke returned home to Baltimore. 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. Luke serves on the Economic Matters Committee in the House. Luke led the fight to provide 700,000 Marylanders with five days of sick leave over the last four years. He has also created the opportunity for 40,000 Maryland households to generate solar electricity through the Community Solar Pilot Program.