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James Higgs

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James Higgs
Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 102
Bachelor'sGreat Lakes Christian College
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Campaign website
James Higgs was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 102 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Although born in Mason, Michigan, Higgs grew up in Puerto Rico. After returning to the United States at age 14, he graduated from high school in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his B.S. in Ministry from Great Lakes Christian College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cooley Law School. His professional experience includes working in the fields of estate planning, long term care planning, real estate transaction, probate and business organization and formation.[2]


Campaign issues


Higgs submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[3]

I am a fiscal and social conservative, and I believe in bringing common sense budgeting principals to the State budgeting process.[4]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. John Ruggles was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Phil Potvin defeated James Higgs in the Republican primary. Potvin then defeated Ruggles in the general election.[5][6][1][7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 102 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Potvin Incumbent 60.1% 14,717
     Democratic John Ruggles 39.9% 9,761
Total Votes 24,478
Michigan House of Representatives, District 102 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Potvin Incumbent 67.1% 5,242
James Higgs 32.9% 2,567
Total Votes 7,809


Higgs and his wife, Becky, have three children.[2]

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