Originally posted on CBS Charlotte:
WASHINGTON (AP/CBS Charlotte) — Do you remember when Mayor Foxx said, “I’m happy being the mayor of Charlotte and I plan to be here a good while.” Apparently, that was short lived. Earlier this month, Foxx surprised the city of Charlotte when he abruptly announced that he would not run for re-election.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Mayor Foxx on Monday, as his new transportation secretary, a White House official said Sunday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Foxx would replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood.