Brian Higgins is a Representative from New York. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1959, he earned his B.A. from Buffalo State College in 1984, his M.A. from Buffalo State College in 1985 and his M.P.A. from Harvard University in 1996. He was a lecturer at Buffalo State College, a member of the Buffalo, N.Y. common council from 1988-1994, and a member of the New York state assembly from 1999-2004. He was elected as a Democrat to the 109th and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).