|Leavitt (right) discussing the Columbia River Crossing Project with Portland mayor Sam Adams, circa December 2009|
|57th Mayor of Vancouver, Washington|
|Preceded by||Royce Pollard|
|Born||1971 (age 41–42)
|Alma mater||Washington State University|
Personal life, education and career 
Leavitt was born in Yakima, Washington and has lived in Clark County since 1980. He graduated from Fort Vancouver High School, then attended Clark College and Washington State University, where he received a masters degree in environmental engineering. From 1998 throughout his political career, Leavitt has worked for civil and environmental engineering firm PBS Engineering and Environmental. He has never been married and has no children.
Political career 
In January 2003 Leavitt was appointed to the Vancouver City Council to fill a vacancy and was elected to the seat in November of that year. While on the Council, Leavitt also served on the board of directors of C-TRAN, including acting as its chair for several years.
In January, 2010 he succeeded 14-year mayor Royce Pollard after winning the 2009 election by nine percentage points. Most attribute the upset of Pollard's decade-plus dominance of the city's mayoral politics to an election divided over whether tolling will be used to pay for replacement of the Interstate Bridge, with Leavitt opposing tolls for Vancouver residents.
Leavitt was sworn in for his term of four years on January 4, 2010.
See also 
- Clark College Foundation. Spring 2010. p. 12.
- "Biography". leavitt4mayor.com.
- Brettman, Alan (January 4, 2010). "Tim Leavitt, Vancouver's new mayor, takes oath of office tonight". The Oregonian.
- Vogt, Tom (December 27, 2009). "The Columbian's top stories of 2009". The Columbian.
- Giegerich, Andy (January 1, 2010). "Vancouver mayor plans business-friendly agenda". Portland Business Journal.
- Brettman, Allan (December 30, 2009). "Vancouver Mayor-elect Tim Leavitt will take office in Monday ceremony". The Oregonian.
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