Linda Higgins


County Commissioner
Hennepin County District 2
First Elected in:
Next Election in:
Linda is running for reelection as Hennepin County Commissioner. Before becoming commissioner, Linda served in the Minnesota Senate representing Downtown and North Minneapolis from 1997-2012. During this time, she served as chair of the Public Safety Budget Division, State and Local Government, and Elections committees. In a 2012 endorsement statement, the Star Tribune editorial board noted that “Higgins would also be a savvy advocate with her former colleagues in efforts to lobby the Legislature to pony up the state's share of Southwest light-rail funding.” In her role as commissioner, she is an advocate for responsible budgeting, infrastructure projects, healthcare reform, and safe and affordable housing.