Tom Lelevich was born in Sacramento, California. While growing up, Tom lived in various cities along the lines of the former Western Pacific Railroad. While growing up, his father worked for both the Western Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad as a manager in the maintenance of way department.
Tom hired out with the Western Pacific Railroad in Oakland, California on June 12, 1978 in the maintenance of way department. Shortly after hiring out, he transferred to yard service. He remained in yard and train service until 2004, when he left to join Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson, Inc.
Tom also held various union positions throughout his 26-year career, including Local President and Chairman. Tom’s hobbies include woodworking, hunting, fishing, and motorcycle riding. Tom is married and has two children.