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Stephen W. Lafferty

Stephen W. Lafferty

American politician
Stephen W. Lafferty
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Intro American politician
Is Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 28 February 1949, Washington, D.C.
Age 72 years
Peoplepill ID stephen-w-lafferty
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Stephen W. Lafferty (born February 28, 1949) is an American politician who represents district 42 in the Maryland House of Delegates. Lafferty is the first Democrat to be elected in district 42 since it was moved to Baltimore County after the 21st century census and redistricting.


Delegate Lafferty was born in Washington, D.C. on February 28, 1949. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he earned his B.A. in American studies in 1971. Just a year later at Bowling Green State University, he earned a M.A. also in American studies; and then a teacher's certificate at Towson State University in 1977. Teacher (mathematics & social studies), Baltimore City Public Schools, 1974-78. Executive director & assistant director, Baltimore American Indian Center, Inc., 1978-80. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983.

Married to Betsy Lafferty. Resides in Stoneleigh.

In the legislature

Lafferty has been a member of House of Delegates since January 10, 2007. He serves on the House Environmental Matters Committee and its housing & real property, its land use & ethics and its local government & bi-county subcommittees. He also contributed to the ground rent legislation of 2007 through the ground rent work group. [1]

Legislative notes

  • voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[2]
  • voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents in 2007(SB106)[3]
  • voted for the Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 (HB713), subjecting gang members to up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000 [4]
  • voted for Jessica’s Law (HB 930), eliminating parole for the most violent child sexual predators and creating a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in state prison, 2007 [5]
  • voted for Public Safety – Statewide DNA Database System – Crimes of Violence and Burglary – Post conviction (HB 370), helping to give police officers and prosecutors greater resources to solve crimes and eliminating a backlog of 24,000 unanalyzed DNA samples, leading to 192 arrests, 2008 [6]
  • voted for Vehicle Laws – Repeated Drunk and Drugged Driving Offenses – Suspension of License (HB 293), strengthening Maryland’s drunk driving laws by imposing a mandatory one year license suspension for a person convicted of drunk driving more than once in five years, 2009 [7]
  • voted for HB 102, creating the House Emergency Medical Services System Workgroup, leading to Maryland’s budgeting of $52 million to fund three new Medevac helicopters to replace the State’s aging fleet, 2009 [8]
  • co-sponsored and voted for HB0294 (cross filed with SB281) that restricted gun possession, 2012 [9]

Election results

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 42
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Susan Aumann, Rep. 22,054   18.3%    Won
Stephen W. Lafferty, Dem. 21,117   17.5%    Won
William J. Frank, Rep. 20,522   17.0%    Won
Dilip Paliath, Rep. 19,490   16.2%    Lost
Tracy Miller, Dem. 19,168   15.9%    Lost
Andrew Belt, Dem. 18,006   14.9%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 88   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 42
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Susan Aumann, Rep. 21,326   17.2%    Won
William J. Frank, Rep. 20,881   16.9%    Won
John G. Trueschler, Rep. 21,591   17.4%    Won
Stephen W. Lafferty, Dem. 18,958   15.3%    Lost
James W. Campbell, Dem. 18,168   14.7%    Lost
Matthew Joseph, Dem. 17,478   14.1%    Lost
Rick Kunkel, Green 5,464   4.4%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 66   0.1%    Lost

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