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Brian Higgins' Biography

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (NY) - District 26

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Post Office Box 28
Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone: 716-253-1927

800 Main Street
Suite 3C
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street, Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210

2459 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Brian Higgins

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Mary Jane; 2 Children: John, Maeve

Birth Date:

10/06/1959

Birth Place:

Buffalo, NY

Home City:

Buffalo, NY

Religion:

Roman Catholic

MPA, Public Policy/Administration, John Fitzgerald Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1996

MA, History, Buffalo State College, 1985

BA, Political Science, Buffalo State College, 1984

Assistant Democratic Whip, United States House of Representatives, 2011-present

Representative, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 26, 2004-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, New York, District 26, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Assembly Member, New York State Assembly, 1999-2003

Member, Buffalo Common Council, 1988-1993

Former Member, Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Cancer Caucus

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Cancer Caucus

Member, Congressional Great Lakes Task Force

Former Co-Chair, Congressional Great Lakes Task Force

Co-Chair, Congressional Older Cities Task Force

Former Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Co-Chair, Historic Preservation Caucus

Former Member, Homeland Security Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Co-Chair, Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition

Member, Northern Border Caucus

Former Co-Chair, Northern Border Caucus

Former Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, United States House of Representatives

Member, Ways & Means Committee, United States House of Representatives, 2009-2010

Member, Committee Government & Oversight, United States House of Representatives, 2005-2008

Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, 2005-2008

Lecturer, Economics & History Departments, Buffalo State College, 2000-2004

Senior Policy Advisor, Erie County Legislature, 1994-1998

Chief of Staff, Erie County Legislature, 1993-1998

Member, Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church, present

Historian, Irish-American Legislators Society of New York

Member, New Democrat Coalition

Member/Historian, New York State Irish Legislators Association

Member, Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition

Astrological Sign:

Libra

Awards:

1993, Best Buffalo lawmaker, Buffalo News survey of 350 Western New York Business and Community Leaders
1995, Inaugural Western New York Harvard Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University
Judge John D. Hillary Scholarship Award

Father's Name:

Dan

Father's Occupation:

Skilled Tradesman, Labor Leader, Elected and Appointed Official

Mother's Name:

Mary (Breen)

Mother's Occupation:

Schoolteacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Spouse's Occupation:

Special Education Teacher, Buffalo Public School System

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