Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx addresses the Democratic National Convention.

Anthony Foxx to Head Department of Transportation

The mayor of Charlotte is Obama's first Black nominee among the new Cabinet members

by Team Ebony, April 29, 2013

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx addresses the Democratic National Convention.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx addresses the Democratic National Convention.

H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY

President Obama on Monday will nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his new transportation secretary, a White House official said Sunday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Foxx would replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood.

Foxx is Obama's first Black nominee among the new Cabinet members appointed for the second term. The president faced criticism early in his second term for a lack of diversity among his nominees.

The official insisted on anonymity to avoid public discussion of the pick before the official announcement.

 
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