About Anthony Foxx
Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was raised in Charlotte’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood by his mother and grandparents. He learned the power of opportunity at an early age as his family worked tirelessly to ensure that he received a superior education. Their efforts taught him the value of hard work and service, a mantra he brings to his role in public office today.
A graduate of West Charlotte High School, Mayor Foxx later attended Davidson College, where he became the first African American elected to student body president and earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He continued his education at New York University’s School of Law and graduated with a J.D. degree in 1996.
Mayor Foxx’s political career in Charlotte began in 2005. He served two terms on the City Council before being elected mayor in 2009. In 2013 he was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the United States Secretary of Transportation. Anthony Foxx serves as a role model to today’s youth, remaining guided by the lessons of his childhood and motivated by a steadfast determination to fight for a better Charlotte.
The Anthony Foxx Scholars Program was established and funded by a grant from the C.D. Spangler Foundation of Charlotte, N.C.