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13NR16 - MRF News Release - Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor for Top Spot at DOT

30 April 2013

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

Obama Taps Charlotte Mayor for Top Spot at DOT

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that today, President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation.

Foxx is the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a former member of the Charlotte City Council as well as a lawyer.

Foxx is a relative new comer to politics, winning his first election to city council in 2005 and became the youngest Mayor of Charlotte when he was elected in 2009.

Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations for the MRF states,Mbr> He has not said anything about his priorities as he leads the Department of Transportation (DOT) or what he will focus on. But its still early, so we expect his agenda to be scrutinized in the confirmation process.

Foxx is expected to sail through the confirmation process in the coming weeks.

The MRF looks forward to working with Secretary Foxx as he leads the United States Department of Transportation.


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