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Linda Higgins' Biography
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Husband: Brian Bushay
BS, English, Mankato State College, 1972
AA, Iowa Lakes Community College, 1970
Senate, Minnesota State Senate, 1996-present
Majority Whip, Minnesota State Senate, 2001-2006
Member, State Senior Advisory Committee on Emergency Management, 2008-present
Member, Gang and Drug Oversight Council, 2007-present
Member, Next Generation 9-1-1 Core Advisory Committee, 2007-present
Chair, Preparedness for Disasters and Terrorism Working Group, 2007-present
Member, Bottineau Boulevard Partnership, 2006-present
Member, Victory Memorial Drive Task Force, 2006-present
Member, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, 2002-present
Former Member, City Charter Commission, City of Minneapolis
Member, E-Waste Task Force
Member, Hennepin County Women's Political Caucus
Member, Mental Health Caucus
Member, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, State Executive Committee
Member, Reuse of Historic Ford Building Task Force
Chair, Task Force on the Effects of Foreclosure on Local Governments
Member, Voter Registration Card Redesign Task Force
Member, Predatory Lending Working Group, 2007-2008
Member, Minnesota Asthma Steering Committee, 2006-2007
Member, Commission on Metropolitan Governance, 2003-2006
Member, Council on Black Minnesotans, 1997-2006
Member, Early Childhood Caucus, 2004-2006
Member, Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, 2002-2006
Member, Joint House-Senate Solid Waste Working Group, 2000-2001
Member, Predatory Lending Task Force, 1999-2001
Member, Mortgage Flipping Task Force, 1998-2000
Administrative Analyst II, Minneapolis Regulatory Services Department, Business Licensing Division, present
Administrative Analyst II, Minneapolis Regulatory Services Department, Problem Properties Unit, 2006-2008
Administrative Staff, Minneapolis City Council Member Joe Biernat, 1993-1996
Self-Employed, Writer/Editor/Proofreader/Desktop Publisher, 1986-1993
Editor/Writer, McGraw-Hill Publications/Control Data Corporation/Modern Medicine Publications, 1973-1991
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, National Conference of State Legislatures, Law and Criminal Justice Standing Committee, 2007-present
Member, Council of State Governments, Emerging Trends in Healthcare Committee, 2002-present
Member, National Conference of State Legislatures, Health Committee, 2002-present
Member, Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board, 1997-present
Volunteer, Political Campaigns, 1977-present
Board Member, Cedar-Riverside People's Center
Member, Clear Air, Clear Water Unlimited
Member, Council of State Governments, Executive Committee
Board Member, Council on Black Minnesotans
Member, Friends of Democratic-Farmer-Labor Women
Member, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Board Member, Greater Lake Country Food Bank
Member, Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvements Committee
Member, Minneapolis Charter Commission
Neighborhood Host, Minneapolis Home Tours
Board Member, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Member, Minneapolis Urban League Capital Campaign
Chair, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, District 58 and Executive Committee
Member, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, State Central Committee
Co-Chair, Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party State Convention
Member, Minnesota Rovers Outing Club
Member, National Organization for Women
Corporate Member, Northside Neighborhood Housing Services
Member, Old Highland Neighborhood Association
Member, Plymouth Christian Youth Center Capital Campaign
Member, Reuben Lindh Capital Campaign
Member, Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board
Member, Sierra Club
Volunteer, Toys for Tots
Board, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002-2006
Member, National Conference of State Legislatueres, 2002-2006
Member, Council of State Government, Executive Committee, 2004-2005
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