Clare Higgins (politician)

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Mary Clare Higgins, a Democrat, was elected to her first term as Mayor of Northampton, Massachusetts in November 1999; she took office in January 2000. She was elected to a sixth two-year term in November 2009. She is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[1] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino.

Before becoming mayor, Higgins worked in early childhood education, served as an at-large City Councilor, and was a Commissioner on the board of the Northampton Housing Authority.

She earned her bachelor's degree in 2003 through the University Without Walls at the University of Massachusetts Amherst[2][3]


  1. ^ "Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members".  Retrieved on June 18, 2007
  2. ^ Savoir Flair 2007 Vol 1 No 1, p 27,
  3. ^ UWW News and Events,

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