Mayor Lee Leffingwell
Official Term: June 15, 2009 – June 15, 2015
Lee Leffingwell is an Austin native who grew up in the Bouldin neighborhood in South Austin. First elected to the City Council in 2005, he became Austin’s mayor in 2009. His father was an Austin firefighter and later a Travis County Deputy Sheriff; his mother worked as an admissions clerk at the University of Texas. Mayor Leffingwell attended Austin public schools then graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in mechanical engineering.