In July, the Mecklenburg County Department of Social services had a hiring freeze. DSS Director Mary Wilson posted a job anyway to oversee the department's business affairs division. After the job was only posted one day, she hired Samara Foxx at a salary of $100,000. Foxx is the wife of councilman and mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx. The Charlotte Observer and WCNC-TV first reported how Foxx came to be hired.