Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 10/6/1959 (Buffalo, NY) Race: White Religion: Catholic Residence: Buffalo, NY Education: BA in Political Science from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY; MA in History from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY; MPA in Public Policy and Administration from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Occupation: State Assemblyman Office Type:U.S. House -- New York District 27
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information
Cash on Hand: $169,240
Total Receipts: $406,745
Total Disbursements: $237,504
Date of Last Report: 8/25/2004
Born to working class parents in South Buffalo, N.Y., Brian Higgins was raised by his father Dan, a skilled tradesman, labor leader and later an elected and appointed official, and his mother Mary (Breen), a former schoolteacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
As a youngster, Higgins and his brothers worked as laborers for his father and uncles on weekend side jobs they took on to help make ends meet.
Higgins received his bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in history from Buffalo State College.
He was elected to the Buffalo Common Council in 1987 and served there for six years. He has been a member of the New York State Assembly for the 145th District since 1998.
He received a master's degree in public policy and administration from Harvard University in 1996 and serves as a lecturer in the history and economics departments at Buffalo State College.
Brian Higgins was elected to the Buffalo Common Council in 1987 and served there for six years. He has been a member of the New York State Assembly for the 145th District since 1998.