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Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty

District
42
County
Baltimore
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
306 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-841-3487
Toll-free in MD
Fax 410-841-3501
Interim Info
909 Wellington Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Contact
stephen.lafferty@house.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, 2006. Member of the House since 2007.
Current Assignments
2014 Deputy Majority Whip
2007- Environmental Matters Committee
2007- Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2011- Environment Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee
2011- Joint Audit Committee
2011- Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area
2011- Vice Chair, Baltimore County Delegation
Past House Service
Local Government and Bi-County Agencies Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee , 2007-2010; Housing and Real Property Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee , 2007-2010; Ground Rent Workgroup of the Environmental Matters Committee , 2007.
Public Service
Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2014-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup (House Chair), 2013-; Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Workgroup, 2013-; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2011-2012; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2011-; Co-Chair, Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education, 2011; Task Force on Sustainable Growth and Wastewater Disposal, 2011; Task Force to Study Group Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-2008; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2007-; Towson Commercial Revitalization Task Force, 2003; State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-1996; Planning Board, Baltimore County, 1990-1995; Human Relations Commission, Baltimore County, 1989-1990; Commission on Indian Affairs, 1976-1980.
Memberships
Towson Urban Design Assistance Team, 2006-; Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together in Howard County, 2004-2006; Founding Board Member, NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc., 2003-2006; Steering Committee, Tomorrow's Towson, 2005-; Board of Directors, Save A Neighborhood, Inc., 2003-2005; President, Central Baltimore County Democratic Club, 1999-2003; Board of Directors, Pro Bono Counseling Project, 1999-2001; Chair, Community Conservation Committee, The Towson Partnership, 1998-2001; President, Timothy House, Inc. (senior citizen housing), 1996-2000; Steering Committee Member, Citizens Planning and Housing Association on the Region, 1996-2000; Board of Trustees, Timothy House, Inc. (senior citizen housing), 1993-2000; Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1997-1998; Community Representative, Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, 1986-1997; Board of Directors, The Towson Partnership, 1992-1996; Board of Directors, East Towson Coalition, Inc., 1993-1995; Board Member, Community Assistance Network, 1988-1993; President, Community Assistance Network, 1991-1992; President, Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, 1989-1991; President, Towson Transit Management Association, 1988-1989; Vice President, Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, 1987-1988; Maryland State Bar Association.
Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League , 2010, 2008; Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League , 2009; Maryland Legislative Champion Award, Chesapeake Bay Foundation , 2009.
Biographical Information
Born, Washington, DC, February 28, 1949; University of Maryland College Park, B.A., American Studies, 1971; Bowling Green State University, M.A., American Studies, 1972; Towson State University, Teacher's Certificate, Secondary Education, 1977; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1983; Teacher , Mathematics and Social Studies, Baltimore City Public Schools, 1974-78; Executive Director and Assistant Director, Baltimore American Indian Center, Inc., 1978-80; Attorney, William J. Blondell, Jr., Chartered, 1983-89; General Counsel, Public Justice Center, Inc., 1989-90; Attorney, Irwin M. Sussman, P.A., 1990-92; Attorney, Margolis Pritzker & Epstein, P.A., 1992-95; Manager, Neighborhood Revitalization, Office of Community Conservation, Baltimore County, 1995-99; Director, Special Projects and Planning, Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development, 1999-2003; Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Zoning, Howard County, 2003-08; Director of Special Projects, Department of Planning and Zoning, Howard County, 2008-.
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