BEST MEMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
MAYOR ANTHONY FOXX
A repeat winner, albeit formerly as a city councilman. Our new mayor is Charlotte-born and Davidson-educated. Only the second African-American mayor in the city’s more than 300-year history, Anthony Foxx was elected during one of the most trying eras imaginable — The Great Recession — for the South’s banking capital. But you’re as likely to bump into the down-to-earth, happily married father of two at Target as you are at a highfalutin dinner party. And that’s just one reason why we love him. Cheers to a mayor who’s got our back and knows what it’s like to work your way up the ladder of success.