Echo: Who’s The Next Transportation Secretary?

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.