"Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor To Lead Transportation Department"

"President Obama plans to nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to serve as transportation secretary, a White House official said Sunday."

"Foxx, who would succeed Ray LaHood, would be the first African American nominated to serve in the president’s second-term Cabinet. Obama, who has had several Latino, African American and female Cabinet members step down in recent months, has come under fire for not doing enough to ensure diversity among his top advisers.

The White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made, said, 'As mayor of one of America’s most vibrant cities, Anthony Foxx knows firsthand that investing in world-class infrastructure is vital to creating good jobs and ensuring American businesses can grow and compete in the global economy.'"

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post April 28, 2013.

Source: Wash Post, 04/29/2013