On April 29, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Mayor Anthony Foxx '96 of Charlotte, North Carolina as secretary of transportation. 

From the New York Times

Mr. Foxx, who was raised by a single mother and his grandparents, became the first black student body president at Davidson College and earned a law degree from New York University. He worked as a lawyer for a private firm as well as for the House Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department before returning to Charlotte to begin his career as an elected politician.

He has said that during his four years as mayor, he has turned around an economically afflicted city, adding 13,000 jobs, making Charlotte more hospitable to business and hosting the Democratic National Convention last year.

Read the full New York Times article on the nomination here. 

Posted on April 29, 2013