The Washington Times - April 26, 2011, 04:55PM

Seven-term former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis has been elected again — this time as vice chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

Mr. Davis’ promotion comes four months into his term on the board, after Gov. Robert F. McDonnell appointed him in December to one of five seats allotted to Virginia. The former congressman now earns around $1.5 million from Deloitte Consulting, where he accepted a position in governmental affairs after retiring from Congress in 2008.

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MWAA is governed by a 13-member board with members appointed by the governors of Virginia and Maryland, the mayor of the District and the president. It operates Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport, the Dulles toll road and oversees construction of the new Metro rail line extending to Dulles.

MWAA is currently looking for a new chief executive after restarting its search last month when board members had reservations about the personal financial troubles of San Francisco transit chief Nathanial Ford.

Mr. Davis replaces former Vice Chairman Leonard Manning, whose term on the board ended earlier this year.