Linda Higgins

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Linda Higgins
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Minnesota State Senate District 58
Former Member
In office
1997 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMankato State College
Associate'sIowa Lakes Community College
Personal
BirthdayNovember 11, 1950
Place of birthAlgona, IA
ProfessionAdministrative Analyst
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Higgins (b. November 11, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 58 from 1997 to 2013.

Higgins graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College with her Bachelor's Degree and later graduated from Minnesota State with her Bachelor's degree. Higgins is a former free-lance writer.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Higgins served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Higgins served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

In November 2011, Higgins announced she would not be seeking re-election in 2012.“I’ve been honored to serve the residents of North and Downtown Minneapolis for 15 years. I’m proud of what we have accomplished, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to serve our community,” she said.[2]

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Higgins won re-election to the 58th District Seat in 2010. She defeated Troy Parker and Kale Severson in the primary. Hayley Astrup ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 58 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Higgins (DFL) 13955 80.27%
Hayley Astrup (R) 3378 19.43%
Write-In 53 0.30%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Higgins won re-election to the 58th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Jim Lilly (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 58 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Higgins (DFL) 14,598 78.93%
Jim Lilly (R) 3,830 20.71%
Write-In 67 0.36%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Higgins received $34,460 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Higgins's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$14,549
Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59$500
Cmte Of 13 Leg Fund$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Minneapolis Police Relief Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $34,460

2006

In 2006, Higgins collected $50,593 in donations.[5]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $16,483
Minnesota Police Relief Association $500
Minnesota Nurses Association/MNA $500
Minnesota Hospital Association $500
Minnesota Chiropractic Association $500

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District 58

Higgins represents Minnesota Senate District 58. District 58 includes Downtown Minneapolis[6].

Personal

Linda is married to Brian Bushay and reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 58
1997–2013
Succeeded by
Dave Thompson (R)