Michael Derrick Tubbs politically know as Michael Tubbs is an American politician and the 79th mayor of Stockton, California, serving since 2017. He is an advocate for young black males and has secured over $20 million for Stockton Scholarships.
He has brought forth Advance Peace, which is a program intended to reduce gun violence and homicide in the American urban neighborhoods. He was born on August 2, 1990, in Stockton, California and was raised by a single mother. He grew up in poverty, yet he still managed to overcome obstacles and in high school, he won an essay contest that was published in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Michael Tubbs graduated high school with an IB (International Baccalaureate) and went on to Stanford University where he earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and a Master’s Degree in Policy, Leadership and Organization Studies. He also served as President of Stanford’s NAACP chapter and interned at the White House.
He has been featured in the HBO documentary “Stockton on My Mind” (2020) and in the Tribeca Film Festival “True Son” (2014). Michael is an NAACP Winner of a national debate competition, in which he advocated for health care. He has also served in the 6th District of the Stockton City Council from 2013-2017. Michael Tubbs is a the definition of a modern leader changing the
Michael Tubbs Black Moments:
- First African American mayor of Stockton, CA
- Youngest mayor of Stockton, CA
- Stanford Graduate & class mate of Evan Spiegel (Snapchat CEO)
- Truman Scholarship recipient
- Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award
- Featured in Fortune’s 2018 “40 under 40”
- Featured in Forbes’ 2018 list of the “30 Under 30”
- Featured in The Root’s 100
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