Michael Richard Pipe, Jr. was born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2004 he moved to Centre County to attend Penn State, where he graduated in 2009 with a degree in political science. During his time at Penn State and after graduation, Michael worked as an assistant manager at a restaurant in downtown State College.
On November 8, 2011, Mike was elected Centre County Commissioner and was sworn in on January 2, 2012. In his first term as minority commissioner Mike successfully worked to upgrade the county 9-1-1 system, allow residents to register to vote online, and made government more transparent by upgrading the county website.
Mike was a member of the Leadership Centre County class of 2014 and a graduate of the National Association of Counties' County Leadership Institute.
In January 2016, Mike was sworn in as Chair of the Board of Commissioners after earning a record number of votes on November 3, 2015. Since his swearing in, Mike has already helped pass historic economic incentives and ethics reform.
Mike and wife Ashley live in Millheim with their two cats Joey and Boo.