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Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.)

  • District: 26th District, Buffalo and suburbs
  • Residence: Buffalo
  • Born: October 6, 1959; Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Mary Jane Hannon; two children
  • Education: State U. of New York, Buffalo State, B.A. 1984 (political science); State U. of New York, Buffalo State, M.A. 1985 (history); Harvard U., M.P.A. 1996
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Erie County comptroller, 1993; Buffalo Common Council, 1988-94; N.Y. Assembly, 1999-2004; U.S. House, 2005-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Middle East & North Africa); Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence - Ranking Member; Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications)
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State Information: 26th District, Buffalo and suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Brian Higgins (D, WFM) 212,588 74.8%
Michael Madigan (R, C, INDC) 71,666 25.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 64% Mitt Romney: 34%
2008 Barack Obama: 64% John McCain: 36%

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