Stephen L. Knipper (Republican) was a candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State. Knipper lost the primary on May 21, 2019.
Knipper was previously the Republican nominee for Kentucky Secretary of State in the 2015 elections. He announced his campaign for the office in June 2014 and filed his candidacy on November 6, 2014. Knipper was defeated by incumbent Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Knipper was an underwriter with Cincinnati Financial from 1995 to 2004 and a project coordinator with Midland from 2003 to 2005. He has since worked as a project manager with Mercy Health Partners.
Knipper has previously served on the Erlanger City Council and the Kenton County Board of Adjustments.