Next DOT chief Foxx resigns as Charlotte mayor
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The country's next transportation secretary is saying goodbye to his job as mayor of North Carolina's largest city.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx resigned Monday at a special meeting of the City Council as he prepares to get sworn in and join President Barack Obama's Cabinet.
Foxx says he deeply cares about Charlotte and listed a number of accomplishments in office, including expanding the city's light rail system.
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Foxx as transportation secretary last week, leading Foxx to call the meeting.
The city council will have to appoint a new mayor to fill out Foxx's two-year term expiring in December. The mayor's post also will be on this year's ballot.
Foxx has been mayor since 2009, leading the city when it hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
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