The Charlotte Observer editorial board announced yesterday that it is endorsing Anthony Foxx for the Charlotte mayoral race.
In the end, though, we back Foxx. We think he is a better fit for what Charlotte needs at this point in its evolution as a city.
We believe the next mayor needs to be unusually adept at connecting with residents and uniting a diverse community. He needs to use the mayor's office as a bully pulpit. He should set the agenda and tackle our city's toughest problems with new solutions. He must reach out to our neighbors in the region, in Raleigh and in Washington to seek collaborative approaches. He needs to imbue the city with confidence that we can navigate through this daunting time and emerge stronger than before. He should not do things the way we've always done them.
This is one of the few times lately that I find I agree with the Charlotte Observer editorial board.
You can read the rest of the endorsement here.