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Linda Higgins, Candidate for District 2 Hennepin County Commissioner

A current state senator, Higgins would now like to represent District 2 in Hennepin County.

General Information

Name : Linda Irene Higgins
Age : 61
Place of residence : Minneapolis

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Iowa Lakes Community College and Mankato State College
Degree : AA and BS
Year of graduation : 1970 and 1972

Employment Information

Job titles held : State Senator, 1997-present; self employed; Analyst, Editor, Writer, Designer
Employers : State of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis, Control Data, Modern Medicine Publications, McGraw Hill Publications, Strafford Publications.......

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Hennepin County Commissioner, District 2
Chamber/district: District 2
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : State Senator, District 58 (north and downtown Minneapolis)
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA

Party HQ

Address 1715 Emerson Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Campaign Manager

Name : Cara Letofsky
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : www.higginsforhennepin.com
Twitter : @senatorhiggins
Facebook : Linda Higgins for Hennepin County Commissioner

Karen Lehman October 26, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Senator Higgins, I urge you to reconsider your position on the D1 Alternative for light rail. Dowm sides? Golden Valley is a pass through, not a beneficiary. No parking. No option for transit oriented development. Destruction of prized natural habitat. I am a transit proponent, do not own a car, and planned to retire in Golden Valley. Theoretically, I am a customer. But it is a bad option, as is the D2 in North Minneapolis. If you want to sacrifice Golden Valley in favor of Brooklyn Center, just be clear that that's what you're doing. A better option? Go back to the drawing board and find another option with true social benefit. The D1 has mo connection to North Memorial, the D2 goes down Penn, which is too narrow. Way too many negatives all around, except for Brooklyn Center residents. Karen Lehman

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