Monday, January 4, 2010

Mayor's wife quits

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 12:33 PM

For the backstory, check out our post from last April: Nepotism, a government hiring practice? Noooo

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx's wife, Samara, has resigned from her high-paying county job, one of three positions that last year sparked allegations of cronyism and prompted a change in county hiring policies.

Reached at her home Sunday morning, Foxx, 38, said she stepped down from her post at the Mecklenburg Department of Social Services effective Dec. 31 to "focus more time and energy" on her family. The couple has a 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.

Her husband was a city councilman and had announced he would run for mayor when she was hired in July 2008 for the administrative job at a $100,000 annual salary. The job was posted for just a day.

Read the rest of this Charlotte Observer article, by Christopher D. Kirkpatrick, here.

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