Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Lee Leffingwell's file

Leffingwell

Democrat from Texas

Lee Leffingwell, initially elected mayor in 2009, is a former Austin City Council member and retired airline pilot. Leffingwell, a past chair of the city's Environmental Board, grew up in Austin's Bouldin neighborhood, according to the biography posted on the city's web site.

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Austin population has doubled every 25 years or so since founding

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell is correct that Austin's population has doubled every 25 years or so since its founding.

Presenting: The top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact checks of 2013

In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz.

Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.

Mayor warns of 1 million people “coming to town”

Lee Leffingwell said 1 million additional people are "coming to town." We took that to mean Austin.

Leffingwell says NRA members support background checks of all gun purchasers

Austin’s hizzoner gets the polls right on Americans, including NRA members, widely supporting background checks before all gun purchases.

Austin mayor's watery claim

Lee Leffingwell’s claim about water quality proved iffy.