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Del. Steven Lafferty. Photo from Comcast Newsmakers.
Maryland State Delegate Steve Lafferty Recognized as Legislative Champion for Preservation & Smart Growth
05/08/2019 By Preservation Maryland
Delegate Steve Lafferty of Baltimore County is a long-time advocate for investment in Maryland’s cities and towns and protection of the environment. He will be recognized with the Legislative Champion Award by Preservation Maryland at the 2019 Best of Maryland annual awards.
Delegate Lafferty has served in the House of Delegates since 2007 representing the Towson area. Over the years, Delegate Lafferty has led successful efforts to secure resources for residential and commercial revitalization, improve transportation to provide better access to opportunity, and prevent the loss of farms and forests to development. He is recognized as a leader on smart growth and Chesapeake Bay-related issues.
During the recently concluded legislative session, Delegate Lafferty successfully advanced legislation to strengthen the state’s forest conservation requirements and to support clean water. Delegate Lafferty was also the “floor leader” in the House who presented the legislation to ban polystyrene products and defended that legislation during debate. Maryland’s legislature was the first in the nation to pass a polystyrene ban.
Celebrate the Best with the Best: You are invited to celebrate with Del. Lafferty and all of the remarkable awardees at the Preservation Maryland Best of Maryland Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2019 under the vintage neon lights of Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County! Tickets start at just $20 and include a spin on the historic Dentzel Carousel.
The results of Delegate Lafferty’s advocacy for the Towson area neighborhoods that he represents abound. He has secured funding for critical improvements to school facilities, as well as community parks. He has led efforts to protect open space in his district and beyond. Delegate Lafferty’s leadership and commitment to fostering thriving, healthy communities throughout Maryland make him a Legislative Champion.