|Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for Monfwi
North Slave (2015)
July 18, 2005
|Preceded by||Henry Zoe|
|Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories|
November 23, 2015
|Preceded by||Jackie Jacobson|
|Born||October 9, 1969|
Lafferty attended High School in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He received his post secondary education at Red Deer College and is currently enrolled at Athabasca University where he is completing a Management Degree.
Lafferty ran for a seat in the Northwest Territories Legislature in a by-election held in the electoral district of North Slave on July 15, 2005. Lafferty won the by-election in a closely contested race over two other candidates. Lafferty defeated former North Slave MLA Henry Zoe in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election. He was elected to cabinet by his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly. Premier Floyd Roland appointed him Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, as well as Minister of Justice.