Subsequently Lee retired from Delta Air Lines. He had decided to become a volunteer at Austin to work on environmental issues, and in 1999 he was appointed to the Environmental Board by the city council of Austin, to eventually be promoted to chairman by his fellow colleagues. Lee later ran for place 1 in Austin city council and won in 2005, suffering through the unexpected death of his wife just two weeks before Election Day. Lee was married to his now deceased wife, Julie Byers, she was a registered nurse at a hospital in Austin, Lee and Julie are the parents of three, and also the grandparents of six. He was later re-elected as the city mayor in 2012. He was running on issues such as increasing the public transparency, investing in the infrastructure of transportation, and supporting more small businesses, although Lee has always had a more particular interest for the environmental issues such as water conservation, banning p...
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In conclusion Mayor Lee Leffingwell Austin has done many great things that are for the enhancement of the city of Austin, he is very passionate about making the city go green and become completely independent from fossil fuels, he cares about education and is trying to make education available to everyone and of the highest quality. He has also been very good at keeping Austin’s economy afloat in this tough economy.
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