Mayor Michael Tubbs is Stockton’s first African-American mayor and the youngest mayor of any major city in America with over 100,000 people, elected at 26. Before that, he served as a City Council Member from 2012-2016.
In his first year as Mayor, he secured $20M to launch Stockton Scholars, which aims to increase the number of Stockton students entering and graduating from college. With an innovative public-private partnership supported by an initial $1M grant, Mayor Tubbs launched SEED, the nation’s first-ever mayor-led guaranteed income pilot. His latest initiative is Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a coalition of mayors advocating for a guaranteed income to ensure that all Americans have an income floor. Under his leadership, Stockton has been named an All-America City three times, in 2018 was named the second most fiscally healthy city in the country, and homicides have been reduced by 40%.