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Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty

District
42A
County
Baltimore
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
305 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3487 | 301-858-3487
Toll-free in MD
Fax 410-841-3501
Interim Info
305 House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3487 | 301-858-3487
Fax 410-841-3501
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
2015 Environment and Transportation Committee
2015 Chair, Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee of the Environment and Transportation Committee
2015 Environment Subcommittee of the Environment and Transportation Committee
2011- Joint Audit Committee
2011- Joint Committee on the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area
2015 Chair, Regional Revitalization Work Group
2015 Chair, Baltimore County Delegation (Vice Chair, 2011-2015)
Past House Service
Environmental Matters Committee, 2007-2015; Land Use and Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2007-2015; Environment Subcommittee of the Environmental Matters Committee, 2007-2015; 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
Phosphorous Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee, 2015-; Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2014-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Workgroup (House Chair), 2013-; Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Workgroup, 2013-; Maryland Agricultural Nonpoint Trading Advisory Committee, 2012-; 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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