Boston’s ‘first girlfriend’ avoids the spotlight ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Martin Walsh with his partner Higgins (left) and her daughter Lauren Campbell at the Cristo Rey School. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File Lorrie Higgins campaigned for Martin J. Walsh, but his win changed her life, too. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Walsh waited to take the stage for a speech at a brunch for seniors at Northeastern University in January. Lorrie Higgins is behind him at right. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Walsh and Higgins at Walsh's Election night party in November, 2013. Elise AmendolaAP Walsh gestured to supporters as his girlfriend, Lorrie Higgins, center, applauded at his primary election night party last September. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Walsh and Higgings spoke with his friend Buddy Christopher (right) last September.