The White House announced Monday that President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx (42) as Secretary of Transportation to replace Ray LaHood, who announced his departure in January. Foxx was elected mayor of Charlotte in 2009, after serving as a city councilman for four years. A graduate of NYU law school, Mr. Foxx practiced with Hunton & Williams as a business litigator in its Charlotte office from 2001-2009. Foxx’s nomination will now move to the Senate for confirmation hearings.