2012 The Root 100

Anthony Foxx is the mayor of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Influence: 202.9
  • Reach: 10.1
  • Substance: 8.0
  • Media Mentions: 230
  • Internet Mentions: 4900
  • Twitter Followers: 4900
  • Anthony Foxx

  • Mayor of Charlotte, N.C., who successfully oversaw preparations for the Democratic National Convention in September.
  • Job: Mayor of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Twitter: @anthonyfoxx
  • Location: Charlotte, N.C.
  • Age: 41
  • Bio: Elected in 2009 as the Great Recession battered Charlotte's real estate market and the banking industry giants headquartered there, Anthony Foxx is the city's youngest-ever mayor. His main focus has been diversifying the city's economy by luring energy and nonfinance industries. He helped land the Democratic National Convention by maneuvering around North Carolina being a right-to-work state and Charlotte being home to several big banks -- two sore points on the party platform. After the convention, he told The Root, "Regardless of how people are going to vote in the fall, everyone in Charlotte was proud of our city for hosting this event and understood it as a turning point for this city." Like his Facebook page.