On Monday, President Barack Obama announced Anthony Foxx was his nomination for Secretary of Transportation. Once confirmed by the Senate, he will replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood.
Here’s a look at Foxx:
- He’s the mayor of Charlotte, NC. A Democrat, Foxx announce three weeks ago he would not seek re-election in order to spend more time with his family.
- As mayor, he worked to expand a light-rail line, complete a major highway widening, improve a major bridge and open another runaway at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
- He was the first black student body president at Davidson College. He earned a law degree from New York University.
- Today is his birthday. He is now 42 years old.
For more information, read the article published in today’s New York Times.