Lacey Lafferty is a single mom, a retired DSP officer, a horse enthusiast, an author and an entrepreneur. Yes, she is all of these things and accomplished in many more. What people are about to find out is, she is also on the campaign trail to tell the citizens of Delaware that she would also make a great governor.
When asked what defines her as a person and a candidate, Lacy states, she like many others have become disenchanted about our state and federal governments, and has become concerned for our state and nation, if we continue down the same path. She doesn’t believe in all talk and no action and has decided the best course of action would be to serve in a position that could make a big difference in our state.
Public service is and always has been a big part of Lacey’s life. “I never felt more alive than when I served the community while on uniformed patrol for the State Police,” said Lacey. “Whether I was pursuing criminals through back yards, pulling over drunks at 2 a.m., executing warrants, advising members of the community on civil and domestic issues or just taking time to sit down and have a cup of coffee with a concerned citizen, I loved my job.”
She grew up in a rural farming community in Lewes, surrounded by open farm fields at her grandparents home. Lacey’s grandfather, Lynn Ritter, Lewes’ Chief of Police at the time, taught her to shoot and hunt, as well as the value of working hard for what you want. Her grandparents taught her the importance of respecting her peers and the environment, to honor her family, state and country with principles and most of all, to love God.
Ms. Lafferty graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 1979 and Sussex Tech. She was the first woman president of her Agricultural Mechanics Shop and Agricultural Business and was the Vice President of her Future farmers of America chapter. During the 1980’s, she pursued modeling, graduating from Barbizon Modeling School in Wilmington and was the first woman to drive Modified Stock cars at the lower Delaware dirt tracks.
Lacy has taken a firm stand on preserving and defending our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. “I have been hardwired from birth to defend what my ninth-generation great grandfather, John Morton sacrificed by signing the Declaration of Independence, two hundred and thirty-seven years ago,” said Lacey.
Lacey’s take on politics and life intertwined with the wholesomeness of her country upbringing and strong stand on the Constitution should indicate to people who want change, in the way the state government does “business as usual,” that Lacy Lafferty would be a great governor. She would strive to bring fair and honest government and living-wage jobs to Delaware. She would sign into law, only legislation that was Constitutional and right for the people of Delaware.
Ms. Lafferty has accomplished many things in life and now aspires to become Delaware’s governor. She is excited to meet all of the people of Delaware and she will have many speaking engagements before the next gubernatorial race in 2016. Please go to this link to learn more about her candidacy.