Anthony Foxx

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North Carolina

Mayor (CHARLOTTE, North Carolina )

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Education: A native of Charlotte, Foxx received his bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College and earned his law degree from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden Scholar.

Profession: Since 2009, Foxx has served as Deputy General Counsel at DesignLine Corporation. He previously served as an attorney at Hunton & Williams law firm, as a law clerk for the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and as staff counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.

Political: Mayor Foxx’s political career began in 2005 with his election to the Charlotte City Council as a two-term, at large representative. During his four years of service as a councilman, he chaired the Transportation Committee and was a member of the Economic Development and Planning Committee. He was council’s representative to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Development Corporation and the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization.