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Stephen Lafferty

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Stephen Lafferty
Maryland House of Delegates District 42A
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates
2014 - present
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, College Park, 1971
Master'sBowling Green State University, 1972
J.D.University of Baltimore School of Law, 1983
Date of birthFebruary 28, 1949
Place of birthWashington, DC
Office website
Stephen W. Lafferty (b. February 28, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 42A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Beginning in the 2014 session, Lafferty serves as a Deputy Majority Whip.


Lafferty's professional experience includes working as Deputy Director of Department of Planning and Zoning in Howard County, Director of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Director of Special Projects and Planning, Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development, Manager of the Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation, and an attorney.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lafferty served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lafferty served on these committees:

  • Environmental Matters
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Real Property
    • Subcommittee on Land Use and Ethics
    • Subcommittee on Local Government and Bi-County Agencies



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Stephen Lafferty faced in the Democratic primary, while Michael A. McAllister was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lafferty defeated McAllister in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates District 42A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lafferty Incumbent 60.9% 7,776
     Republican Michael A. McAllister 39.1% 4,999
Total Votes 12,775


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Lafferty successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the third of three seats.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 42 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Aumann (R) 21,540
Green check mark transparent.png William Frank (R) 19,797
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Lafferty (D) 19,503
Lori Albin (D) 18,036
John Fiastro (R) 17,974
Oz Bengur (D) 16,859


On November 7, 2006, Stephen Lafferty ran for District 42 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Susan Aumann but beating William Frank, Dilip Paliath, Tracy Miller, and Andrew Belt.[4]

Stephen Lafferty raised $83,346 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 42
Candidates Votes Percent
Susan Aumann (R) 22,054 18.3%
Stephen Lafferty (D) 21,117 17.5%
William Frank (R) 20,522 17.0%
Dilip Paliath (R) 19,490 16.2%
Tracy Miller (D) 19,168 15.9%
Andrew Belt (D) 18,006 14.9%
Write-Ins 88 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Lafferty was up for re-election, he collected $116,357 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Lafferty's campaign in 2010
Martin J Braun Co$3,268
Seiu 1199$3,000
Baltimore County Fire Fighters$2,500
498 Ritchie Highway LLC$2,300
Friends Of Ken Ulman$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $116,357


In 2006, Stephen Lafferty collected $83,346 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Baltimore County Victory Slate $4,000
Baltimore County Fire Fighters Local 1311 $3,000
Maryland State Teachers Association $2,250
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $1,500
Ignatius Holdings LLC $1,500


Lafferty is a member of the Towson Urban Design Assistance Team, Tomorrow's Towson Steering Committee, Maryland State Bar Association, Oyster Advisory Commission, and the Task Force to Study Group Home Education and Placement Practices.[8]

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